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City and County of San Francisco 
Department of Human Resources 

JOB CODE TITLE: Public Buildings Maintenance and Repair JOB CODE: 5102 

Assistant Superintendent 

Definition : 

Under general direction, assists in managing the maintenance, alteration, repair and operation of City 
buildings and structures through reporting managers; coordinates assigned projects with other 
departments, outside agencies and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex 
staff assistance to the 5103 Operations Bureau Superintendent, Public Works or the 5134 Deputy 
Manager, Bureau of Water Pollution Control. 

Distinguishing Features : 

This is a third-level supervisory job code that has responsibility for interpreting and administering 
policies and procedures relative to building maintenance and repair; assumes responsibility for budget 
preparation, personnel matters, work orders, safety and training programs, and service contracts. The 

5102 Public Buildings Maintenance and Repair Assistant Superintendent is distinguished from the 

5103 Operations Bureau Superintendent, Public Works and the 5134 Deputy Manager, Bureau of 
Water Pollution Control, in that the latter classes have broader authority. 

Supervision Exercised : 

Incumbents in this job code supervise second-level supervisors who are responsible for coordinating 
the work of various craft, labor and custodial classes. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties 
assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Assists in establishing priorities and directing the maintenance, alteration, repair and operation of 
City buildings and structures. 

2. Develops, implements, and reviews operating procedures, rules, regulations and policies. 

3. Interprets and administers policies and procedures concerning the maintenance, alteration, repair 
and operation of City buildings and structures. 

4. Assists in directing the inspection of City buildings and structures to determine maintenance, 
alteration, repair and operational needs. 

5. Assigns, directs and makes field inspections to ensure that work performed meets standards 
and codes. 

6. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget by coordinating, compiling, and preparing 
the budget for presentation to the department, the Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors. 

7. Assumes responsibility for work order requests. 

8. Prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for work to be performed. 

9. Oversees requisition and maintenance of all necessary materials, supplies and equipment. 

10. Develops, prepares and maintains detailed and complex operational and inspection reports, 
including those related to safety, ADA issues, and goals and objectives. 

1 1 . Assists in directing the preparation of requests for proposals and contracts for services. 
Represents the department to other agencies, legislative bodies, and the general public 

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JOB CODE TITLE: Public Buildings Maintenance and Repair JOB CODE: 5102 

Assistant Superintendent 

13. Responds either orally or in writing to inquiries, requests and complaints. 

1 4. Supervises second-level supervisors by planning, assigning, monitoring and evaluating 
work. 

15. Acts as a personnel liaison in regard to vacancies, requisitions and disciplinary matters. 

16. Operates a City vehicle to travel to site inspections. 

17. May be required to act in the absence of the 5103 Operations Bureau Superintendent, 
Public Works, or the 5134 Deputy Manager, Bureau of Water Pollution Control. 

1 8. Performs other duties as required. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of : building construction, repair and maintenance methods and procedures and related 
laws, ordinances and codes; and effective managerial and supervisory practices, procedures and 
techniques. 

Ability to : interpret policy, plan, control, develop and evaluate resources; define and achieve goals and 
objectives; prioritize, assign, coordinate and evaluate the activities of second-level 
supervisors; communicate orally in a clear, concise manner; listen attentively and understand oral 
communication; represent the department to legislative officials, other departments, contractors and the 
public; write reports, memoranda, letters and requests for proposals in a clear and concise manner; 
establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a motor vehicle safely and legally; and 
climb ladders, crawl into small spaces and bend the knees and back while performing site inspections. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

Four years of experience in building construction, maintenance or repair, of which two years must be 
in the capacity of second-level supervisor or manager in the operation or activities of building 
construction, maintenance or repair. 

Special requirements: Possession of a valid driver license; and the physical agility necessary to climb 
ladders, crawl into small spaces, and to bend the back and knees in order to perform site inspections. 

Amended date : 11/5/99 

Reason for Amendment : 

To reflect accurately the current tasks, knowledges, skills, and abilities defined in the most recent job 
analysis conducted for this job code. 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Department of Human Resources 

5103 OPERATIONS BUREAU SUPERINTENDENT, PUBLIC WORKS 

Definition ; Under general administrative direction, is responsible for directing all 
activities of one of the bureaus in the Operations Division of the Department of Public 
Works. Examples of activities are as follows: responsible for maintenance and repair of 
all city streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, gravity sewers and appurtenant structures, and 
the maintenance and operations of all City movable bridges, tunnels, underpasses, and 
over-crossings; responsible for all street cleaning, urban forestry, anti-graffiti, and refuse 
collections activities; responsible for the maintenance, repair, alteration, and operation of 
all city buildings and structures under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. 
All are responsible for: developing and implementing bureau policies, methods, and 
procedures; overseeing the preparation and maintenance of bureau operational records, 
reports, and budgets; and making regular important contacts with other departmental 
officials, outside organizations, and the public in connection with bureau activities. 

Distinguishing Features : This class is the highest level class in each of the Operations 
bureaus of the Department of Public Works. It is characterized by its focus on 
administrative duties and incumbents report directly to the Deputy Director for 
Operations. 

Supervision Exercised : Supervises/manages the work of all professional and non- 
professional staff in one operations bureau. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are 
representative of the range of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be 
an inclusive list. 

1 . Supervises the application of standard personnel procedures, including selection, 
disciplinary proceedings, and employee development. 

2. Directs the preparation of annual budget estimates; reviews expenditures, 
approves modifications; reviews and sets policies for materials procurement, 
contract specifications, and equipment requests. 

3. Plans and directs all operations of the respective bureau through subordinate 
supervisory personnel. 

4. Represents the bureau and its affairs to superiors, government officials, business 
and industrial organizations, contractors, and the public by making presentations 
before commissions, boards, and community groups. 

5. Directs inspection of construction, repair, and maintenance work done by the 
bureau to ensure conformity with accepted standards. 

6. Develops, interprets, and implements policies and procedures for accomplishing 
the work of the bureau. 



7. Directs response to citizen complaints about work done by the bureau or about 
bureau employees. 

8. Directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and complex operational 
reports and records, including periodic (quarterly, annual) bureau performance 
reports. 

9. In the event of emergencies, directs the operations of the bureau and serves as a 
member of the emergency response team for the Department of Public Works. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: Methods, procedures, tools, and equipment used in construction, 
maintenance, and repair of buildings, streets, sidewalks, sewers, etc.; staff 
requirements and material, equipment, and safety needs for a bureau in 
Operations; the laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the bureau; budget 
preparation and administration. 

Ability to: Direct the activities of a large bureau through planning, assigning, 
supervising, and evaluating the work of subordinate supervisory personnel; direct 
budget development; create purchasing mechanisms such as contracts; perform 
audits on spending procedures as well as field productivity; plan, organize, and 
maintain public records; deal courteously and effectively with all levels of the 
public and private sectors; analyze and review complex and detailed reports and 
documents and make sound judgments and recommendations form such reviews; 
communicate orally and in writing in a clear, understandable, and persuasive 
manner. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : Any combination of training and experience that 
could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical 
way to obtain this would be: 

Experience: Three years of experience at a second-level supervisory/managerial 
level in the operations or activities of street cleaning and planting, street and 
sewer construction, maintenance, and repair, or building maintenance, repair, 
alteration, and operation. 

Training: Baccalaureate degree in a related field. 

License or Certificate: Valid driver license. 

Effective : January 14, 1999 



CLASS TITLE: PUBLIC BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE AND CODE: $lOk 

REPAIR SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsibile for 
directing all activities in connection with the maintenance, repair, 
alteration and operation of all city buildings and structures under 
the jurisdiction of the department of public works; plans, assigns 
and directs the activities of subordinate personnel engaged in such 
work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: developing, coordinating and 
interpreting existing methods and procedures in connection with 
building maintenance, repair and operational activities; making 
regular important contacts with other departmental officials, out- 
side organizations and the general public in connection with building 
maintenance and repair activities, preparation of important operational, 
inspectional and financial records and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs all repairs, alterations, maintenance and operations 
of city buildings and structures; directs the inspection of such 
buildings to determine needs and sets priorities for repairs and 
alterations. 

2. Personally inspects repairs and maintenance projects to 
assure that workmanship and maintenance activities meet prescribed 
standards. 

3. Reviews and approves cost estimates for work-orders for 
contract projects. 

U. Directs the preparation and development of plans and 
specifications for contracts to be performed by the bureau; reviews 
bids from outside contractors and makes recommendations as to the 
award of such contracts. 

5. Directs the preparation of detailed and complex operational 
and inspectional reports and the maintenance of related records. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of high school, 
supplemented by at least ten years of progressively responsible 
experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of buildings 
and grounds, including five years of supervisory and administrative 
experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive 
knowledge of: building construction, maintenance and repair methods 
and procedures and the tools, materials and equipment utilized in 
such activities; the laws, ordinances and regulations applicable 
to building maintenance and construction work. 



CLASS TITLE: PUBLIC BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE AND CODE: 5lOU 

REPAIR SUPERINTENDENT (continued) 

Requires considerable ability to plan, organize and direct 
the activities of a large group of subordinate personnel; deal 
effectively and courteously with public officials and outside 
organizations; analyze and review complex and detailed reports 
and documents relative to building maintenance and operation 
programs and make sound judgments and recommendations from such 
reviews. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of building 
maintenance, construction and operation techniques to practical 
building operation problems. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: No normal lines of promotion 

From : Assistant superintendent maintenance and repair of public 
buildings 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 



JOB CODE TITLE: MANAGER, FINANCE AND ADMLNISTRATION JOB CODE: 5105 

Business Unit: COMMN 



DEFINITION: 



Under administrative direction, directs financial and administrative functions of a large or 
complex department; supervises staff in budgeting, purchasing, building and equipment 
maintenance activities. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 



In complex departments, the 5105 Manager, Finance and Administration, reports directly to the 
department head. In large departments, incumbents report to the department deputy director. The 
5105 is distinguished from 1675 Supervising Fiscal Officer and 5186 Finance Manager by their 
responsibility for supervision of accounting and auditing functions (1675) or finance and budget 
services (5186) in large or complex departments. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 



The Manager of Finance and Administration typically supervises professional, technical and 
clerical employees in the areas of budget development, accounting, and administration. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 



According to the Civil Service Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Advises department head or manager on administrative, financial and budgetary matters; 
responsible for recommending administrative policies and procedures, including oversight of 
implementation. 

2. Assists department head or manager in the coordination and direction of administrative 
activities in the areas of operations, finance and budget. 

3. Prepares and administers the department's budget, capital project financial and/or strategic 
plan; supervises the preparation of cost accounting reports budget activities and contracts for 
outside professional services. 

4. Assists the department head or manager in the development and implementation of office 
procedures, work rules and other administrative policies and procedures. 

5. In complex departments, supervises, directs and reviews activities of administrative staff 
with ultimate responsibility for budgeting, financial activities, purchasing, building and 
equipment and assigned projects. 

6. In large departments, is responsible for developing and managing the capital project financial 
plan; participating in issuance of bonds and maximizing non-bond revenues and participating 
in and coordinating related budgetary activities. 

7. Coordinates activities and serves as liaison with city staff, government officials and/or 
project team regarding finance, budgeting, operations and administrative functions. 

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JOB CODE TITLE: MANAGER, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION JOB CODE: 5105 

Business Unit: COMMN 

8. As a member of senior management, may act for department head or manager in his/her 
absence; represent the department in public or official contacts and attend Board of 
Supervisors' meetings as necessary. 

9. May consult with the department's head of personnel services and human resources 
regarding assistance of oversight and coordination for these activities. 

10. Responsible for special projects; conducts analyses, reviews legislation and makes 
recommendations. 

1 1 . Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of budgeting and financial administration and 
management. 

ABILITY TO: Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work of subordinates; deal tactfully and 
effectively with department staff, members of the public and other agencies; work effectively 
with diverse cultural, ethnic and racial populations. 

SKILL TO: Communicate effectively and persuasively; operate business-standard word 
processing, database and spreadsheet computer software programs. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: 

Essential duties require the ability to perform in a standard office environment with prolonged 
periods of standing, bending or sitting. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: 

Experience: Eight years of progressively responsible experience in administration and 
management including at least four years of responsible supervisory and administrative 
experience in a public agency; AND 

Training: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in business 
administration, public administration or related field. 

EFFECTIVE DATE : 12/15/99 

AMENDED : 5/16/01 

REASON FOR AMENDMENT: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and 
abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF CODE: 5106 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, SFUSD 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs responsible staff functions in support of the 
Director of Buildings and Grounds, San Francisco Unified School District; plans, 
develops and implements ongoing and special projects; conducts special investi- 
gations and studies related to buildings and grounds maintenance; performs related 
duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This is a one-position classification which reports directly to the Director of 
Buildings and Grounds, SFUSD. It is distinguished by its responsibility for per- 
forming a variety of investigative and analytical staff assignments requiring 
considerable knowledge of buildings and grounds maintenance procedures, techniques 
and operations. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists with the preparation of the Buildings and Grounds division budget. 

2. Develops, implements, and maintains buildings and grounds security and 
preventive maintenance programs for the school district; assists the Director in 
maintaining an ongoing comprehensive safety program. 

3. Maintains liaison between the Director and supervisors, craft personnel, 
site administrators, division heads, city departments, community representatives 
and groups on matters pertaining to buildings and grounds maintenance. 

'' . Prepares correspondence responding to inquiries and complaints. 

5. Consults with other public agencies such as the Fire Department, Health 
Department, to ensure school district compliance with applicable codes and 
ordinances. 

6. Performs field inspections of work to be done or work completed to recommend 
approval or disapproval. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of four years of high school 
supplemented by at least six years of construction or maintenance work, three 
years which should be in a supervisory capacity. Collegiate training with a minimum 
AA degree is desirable, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires considerable knowledge of building 
and grounds maintenance procedures, techniques and operations; administrative and 
business methods and procedures; safety procedures; security procedures and 
communication skills. 

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license. 



ADOPTED: April 29, 1982 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, CODE: 5107 

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, manages the administration and operation 
of the school district's Buildings and Grounds Division; ensures district-wide 
purchasing, warehousing, maintenance and construction services; directs supervisory' 
personnel engaged in providing such services; performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : 

This is a one position classification distinguished by its accountability for the 
operations of the Buildings and Grounds Division and its sections. The position is 
responsible for developing, coordinating, interpreting and evaluating division 
objectives, methods, policies, and procedures. The incumbent in this position is 
responsible for analyzing and solving administrative and technical problems affect- 
ing the operations of the division and its sections. Additionally, the incumbent 
will be responsible for representing the division to school district personnel, 
officials, and members of the general public. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and administers the annual budget for the Buildings and Grounds 
Division. 

2. Oversees the administration and operation of the Buildings and Grounds 
sections including Facilities Planning, Work Control, Production, Warehousing and 
Purchasing. Coordinates and approves policies and procedures of the sections; 
resolves conflicts between sections. 

3. Administers the school district's security program; contracts for security 
services; evaluates services as required; investigates and assigns others to inves- 
tigate security problems; coordinates security matters with the Police Department, 
District Attorney's Office, Juvenile Court system, and the district's Legal Division. 

k. Develops and enforces the school district's safety program including day-to- 
day precautions and the district's Emergency Operations Plan covering major disasters. 

5. Initiates the preparation of plans and specifications; reviews and approves 
co6t estimates relating to major maintenance or construction projects; determines 
priority of projects; negotiates and authorizes changes in plans and specifications. 

6. Evaluates the performance of contractors and vendors in fulfilling contractual 
obligations; approves or disapproves of completed work; authorizes payments for work 
completed. 

7. Represents the Coordinator of the Office of Management Services in meetings 
connected with the maintenance, repair, and operation of school facilities and 
buildings, and purchasing and warehousing matters; recommends policies, objectives 
and procedures to the Board of Education for approval; attends Board of Education 
meetings as required. 

8. Directs the preparation of purchase specifications for new and special 
equipment, products, supplies, and tools used in maintenance, repair or alteration 
of school buildings; checks bids and recommends acceptance or rejection. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: A minimum of an Associate of Arts degree majoring in 
Business Administration or a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering 
or the equivalent. 



CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, CODE: 5107 

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Requires a minimum if eight (8) yearB of progressively responsible experience 
in the construction, maintenance and operation of facilities and buildings, including 
five (5) years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience or an equiva- 
lent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires extensive knowledge of buildings and 
grounds maintenance, repair and construction methods and techniques; principles and 
practices of warehousing and purchasing; business administration practices as related 
to maintenance and warehouse management; laws, ordinances and regulations applicable 
to public buildings and grounds maintenance, warehousing and purchasing. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate 
the operation of inter-related organizations; analyze technical and administrative 
problems and develop solutions to such problems. 



ADOPTED: April 29, 1982 



(New Class) 

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF SAN FRANCISCO 



CLASS TITLE? SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR HOUSING AND RELOCATION CODE; 5108 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS s : 

Under the direction of the Deputy for Development, has primary responsibility for 
the coordination of all housing activities in the City and County of San Francisco, 
including the housing relocation activities of public agencies; coordinates re- 
lated activities with the Deputy for Social Programs; coordinates development of an 
Annual Housing Program for review by the Mayor's Housing Committee; coordinates the 
preparation and maintenance of a City-wide housing inventory; serves as Executive 
Director to the Mayor's Housing Committee and Secretary to the Relocation Appeals 
Board; serves as liaison between the Mayor's Office and other public agencies con- 
cerned with housing programs and between citizen relocatees and the agencies in- 
volved; and performs related duties as required „ 

Requires responsibility for? Assisting the Mayor and the Deputy for Development 
in developing, coordinating and interpreting housing and relocation activities for 
the City and County; making regular high level personal contacts as representative 
of the Mayor and the Deputy for Development in dealing with responsible repre- 
sentatives of local, city, state and federal agencies and departments; meeting with 
individual citizens and community organizations concerned with housing and reloca- 
tion problems; analyzing and evaluating reports, surveys and other data relative 
to housing problems; preparing reports and recommendations on such matters. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

lo Serves as Executive Director to the Mayor's Housing Committee and Secre- 
tary to the Relocation Appeals Board, 

2. Reviews and reports on housing information pertaining to housing reloca- 
tion resources; may make field investigations of relocation areas. 

3° Analyzes housing relocation programs of the various City agencies; re- 
views and evaluates survey data and other information related to relocation and 
housing activities; prepares reports for the Deputy for Development and the Mayor's 
Housing Committee. 

i;„ Coordinates the development of an Annual Housing Program for review by the 
Mayor's Housing Committee and for adoption by the Mayor, 

5o Attends meetings of all public boards and commissions concerned with hous- 
ing and relocation as a representative of the Mayor's Office; as directed, attends 
a wide variety of community meetings; develops and promotes effective working re- 
lationships with interested community and neighborhood groups. 

6. Establishes and maintains liaison on behalf of the Mayor's Office with 
the Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority, the Department of Public Works, 
and other governmental agencies which have housing relocation requirements; pro- 
vides continuing liaison between relocatees and potential relocatees and appro- 
priate City agencies on behalf of the Mayor and Deputy for Development. 

7. Prepares press releases and makes public appearances in explaining and 
discussing relocation activities. 

8. Reports directly to the Board of Supervisors on behalf of the Mayor. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS; 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of four years of college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires extensive responsible experience in urban renewal activities, in- 
cluding planning and program development in the housing field, or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 



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CLASS TITLE: SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR HOUSING AND RELOCATION CODE: 5108 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (contd) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge of: Over- 
all housing conditions in the City and the overall aims of the urban renewal and 
housing programs; the Master Plan of San Francisco, existing social and economic 
factors relating to programs of urban renewal; the principles and techniques of 
social, economic and demographic analysis related to housing and relocation 
activities. 

Requires considerable ability to: Provide effective assistance to the Deputy 
for Development in coordinating relocation services and housing activities in the 
City; analyze, review and make recommendations based on survey, hearing and in- 
vestigative data; establish and maintain cooperative relations with the general 
public, other City departments and governmental agencies and interested community 
and neighborhood groups; prepare, review and present clear and concise reports; 
and speak effectively. 

ADOPTED: May 6, 1968 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CODE: 5109 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under administrative direction, manages, plans, organizes, coordinates and 
supervises through subordinate supervisors the work and performance of the 
Implementation Division staff; oversees the development and maintenance of 
processing procedures and systems including record-keeping systems, application 
processing systems and public inquiry tracking and response systems; assists 
and advises in the formulation and development of comprehensive planning, 
implementation strategies, planning code revisions and programming; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification reports to the Assistant Director of 
Planning-Implementation (Zoning Administrator) and is responsible for the 
implementation and administration of operations of the Division. This position 
is distinguished from Planner V classification by the Division-wide management 
responsibilities including the supervision of Planner V's, who supervise a 
section of the Division. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates the work and performance 
of the Division through subordinate supervisors; manages staff, workspace and 
equipment to carry-out the work program of the Division; develops and monitors 
Division goals and performance; assesses and develops the Division's budgetary 
needs. 

2. Develops and maintains efficient and effective procedures and systems 
for processing development applications; for the storage and retrieval of 
records; and for monitoring and evaluating requirements and conditions placed 
on approved projects; provides technical assistance. 

3. Oversees the maintenance, revision and updating of the Planning Code 
and other codes; assures the promulgation of zoning bulletins, code 
interpretations, guidelines and policies. 

4. Assists in the development of information systems and reference 
material s . 

5. Coordinates with other divisions and areas of the Division to achieve 
policy objectives and operational efficiencies. 

6. Develops and maintains staff training and development programs, 
including regular performance reviews and evaluations, staff rotations and job 
reassignments. 

7. Assists in coordinating and developing effective working relations 
with other City departments, governmental agencies, community organizations 
and civic groups, professional societies and the general public to promote 
good relations and achieve Division's plans and policies. 

8. Represents the Assistant Director of Planning-Implementation (Zoning 
Administrator) as appropriate. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CODE: 5109 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qual if ications. . .and 
other particulars. . .Appl icants must be guided solely by the announcement of 
the examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of the principles, practices, 
purposes, scope and techniques of city planning and zoning; planning and other 
code enforcement; statistical methods and techniques; principles and 
techniques of personnel management and supervision; budget preparation and 
fiscal management. 

Considerable ability and skills to: Plan, organize and direct the work of 
subordinate staff; identify and analyze work and performance problems; develop 
and Implement effective solutions; effectively communicate orally and In 
writing; interpret local, state, and Federal laws and ordinances as they 
pertain to city planning and zoning; coordinate the objectives of the Division 
with other city departments and government agencies. 



ADOPTED: March 5, 1990 
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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY FOR DEVELOPMENT CODE: £111 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under the direction of the Mayor, advises the Mayor on all policies 
and programs dealing with the physical development and renewal of the 
City, and assists him in developing city-wide and neighborhood programs 
for development and renewal, and in establishing and maintaining time 
tables for execution of such programs; speaks for the Mayor in dealing 
with the many city departments, regional, state and federal agencies 
and private groups whose activities and programs affect development and 
renewal; co-ordinates existing development and renewal programs; and 
performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: assisting the Mayor in developing 
and co-ordinating policies relating to renewal and development; making 
regular contacts with a wide variety of public and private officials in 
program development and execution; and the preparation and review of 
related reports to assist the Mayor and responsible public and private 
officials in developing programs and policies in these areas. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Works with the Inter-Agency Committee on Urban Renewal, the 
Department of City Planning and other agencies in preparing for the 
approval of the Mayor the Annual Development and Renewal Program for 
San Francisco as a continuation of the Community Renewal Program. 

2. Assists the Mayor in directing and supervising the execution 
of the Annual Development and Renewal Program. 

3. Works with the aforementioned agencies in preparing the Workable 
Program for the Community Improvement for submission to HHFA. 

h» Serves as chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Urban 
Renewal. 

5>. Attends meetings of all public boards and commissions concerned 
with planning, transportation, housing and urban renewal representing the 
Mayor . 

6. Works with potential investors and developers to obtain their 
participation in and support for renewal and development. 

7. Enlists citizen participation in urban renewal and development 
and provides continuing liaison between citizen groups and municipal 
government. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires extensive responsible administrative experience covering all 
phases of urban renewal, city planning, housing, and program development 
in the housing field, or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
the overall aims of the urban renewal and housing programs and the master 
plan of the City Planning Commission; the methods and techniques of urban 
renewal and city planning and their relationship to established programs. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY FOR DEVELOPMENT 

(Continued) CODE: 5111 



Requires unusual ability to: work with management personnel 
in co-ordinating widely diversified interest and operations relating 
to urban renewal, housing and city planning programs; meet and deal 
with public and private officials and effectively resolve problems 
arising in the implementation of the programs. 



AMENDED: 5/26/66 



(A* 'TENDS AND RETITIES CLASSIFICATI 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLANNING - IMPLEI!ENTATION( ZONING ADMINISTRATOR) 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: CODE: £112 

Subject to administrative approval, serves as a principal assistant to the 
Director of Planning in the implementation of all phases of the Master Plan and 
other plans, policies and programs of the Department of City Planning; performs 
the functions of zoning administrator for the City and County of San Francisco as 
nrovided in the Charter, including administration and enforcement of the City Plan- 
ning Code; conducts hearings and renders decisions on variance applications; 
directs the investigation and analysis of proposals for amendments to the Planning 
Code; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major resoonsibility for: Assisting in the development of depart- 
mental policies and programs; making recommendations for the effectuation of poli- 
cies; plans and programs; making; certain quasi-judical decisions which allow wide 
latitude for independent judgement in originating, developing, coordinating, inter- 
preting and enforcing Planning Code oolicies and procedures; making continuing per- 
sonal contacts involving public relations, difficult negotiations, presentation and 
interpretation of deoartmental policies, ordinances and problems. 

EXAMPLES rr ^. TT Tr" c : 

1. Plans, organizes, supervises, reviews, correlates and coordinates the 
work of the Department of City Planning involving Capital T morovement Programming, 
Master Plan and other referrals, review of subdivisions, building permit applica- 
tions, Planning Code amendments and conditional uses. 

2. Reviews proposals for oublic or private develooments in San Yancisco 

to determine their conformity with the policies, plans and programs of the Depart- 
ment of City Planning. 

3. Conducts public hearings and renders decisions on variance applications. 
It. Assists in the formulation of departmental work program and assists in 

the assignment, scheduling and review of the program of work. 

5. Directs and coo iinates the management of broad work projects into specif- 
ic work assignments: provides technical assistance t<" subordinate employees with 
regard to such assignments. 

6. Coordinates and develops effective working relations with other govern- 
mental agencies, civic croups, orofessional societies and the general public in the 
effectuation of olans and policies. 

7. Represents the Director of Planning before the "'oard of Supervisors and 
in meetings with other public and orivate individuals or groups. 

8. Acts as a general advisor to the Director of Planning in the execution 
of policies, Drocedures and programs. 

9. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through train- 
ing and ef r ective use o^ employee development programs. 

mustmctm QUA LIFICATIONS : 

Training and Experience : eq'ires coimletion of a four-year college or 
university wit 1 "* a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires eight years of progressively resoonsible exoerionce in city or 
regional planning and zoning, including four years of responsible supervisnrv 
exDerience; or an equivalent combination of graduate training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLANNING - IMPLEMENTATION 

(ZONING ADMINISTRATOR) - CONTINUED CODE: $112 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge of: The 
principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of city planning, zoning and 
related code enforcement; legal requirements relating to municipal planning, sub- 
dividing and zoning; current trends in State and Federal planning as they affect 
city planning, economic and fiscal aspects of city planning; statistical methods and 
techniques; and the principles and techniques of personnel management and super- 
vision. 

Requires unusual ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of subordi- 
nate emoloyees; conduct public hearings; collect, analyze and interpret data per- 
taining to effectuation problems; speak effectively and write clearly and con- 
cisely; interpret local, state and federal laws and ordinances as they pertain to 
city planning and zoning; interpret established policies and programs of the 
Department of City Planning; deal courteously and effectively with the press, 
general public, government officials, professional and technical persons and em- 
ployees; coordinate the objectives of the Department of City Planning with other 
city departments and government agencies. 

ADOPTED: March 2$, 1968 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLANNING CODE: 5lli+. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, serves as chief assistant 
to the Director of Planning; acts for the Director of Planning in 
his absence and. represents the Department in public or official 
contacts; co-ordinates and supervises the work of subordinate 
supervisors and acts as their technical advisor on all studies and 
problems; advises and assists the Director in the formulation and 
development of the Master Plan and its implementation through the 
Zoning Ordinance, the Capital Improvement Program, legislative 
referrals, subdivision controls, the Community Program and other 
related planning programs; and performs related duties as required,, 

Requires major responsibility for: assisting in the originating, 
directing, developing, interpreting and co-ordinating of City Planning 
policies and methods; making continuing responsible contacts involving 
public relations, difficult negotiations, presentation and interpre- 
tation of City Planning policies, rules, regulations and problems 
of professional and technical nature with administrative officials, 
representative groups, press and the general public; assisting in 
directing the preparation and maintenance of records and reports 
affecting all administrative units of the City Planning Department 
staff; reviewing highly specialized and technical records and 
drawing conclusions upon which administrative decisions may be based. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists the Director in the co-ordination and direction of the 
activities of the Department of City Planning; assists in supervising 
the development and implementation of all sections of the Master Plan, 

2. Assists in the formulation of work programs and assists in 
the assignment, scheduling and review of the program of work. 

3. Assists the Director in reviewing and making recommendations 
on all zoning matters heard by the City Planning Commission. 

L|_. Prepares special complex and detailed reports to and for the 
Director on general policy and on specific planning issues. 

5. Co-ordinates and develops effective work relations with other 
government agencies, civic groups, professional societies and the 
general public for the implementation of city Planning programs; 
represents the Director of Planning, the Department of City Planning, 
and the City Planning Commission before civic and governmental agencies 
in explaining City Planning Department policies and programs. 

6. Co-ordinates and acts as technical advisor on all studies 

and problems referred to the Department and makes recommendations to the 
Director. 

7. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates 
through training and effective use of employee development programs. 

8. Serves as the Director's deputy on special committees including 
those established by ordinance. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year 
college or university with a baccalaureate degree. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLANNING 

(Continued) CODE: Jill; 

Requires ten years of progressively responsible professional 
city or regional planning experience performing all technical 
phases of city planning, including at least four years of 
responsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive 
knowledge of: the principles, practices, purposes, scope and 
techniques of various phases of city planning; statistical and 
research methods and sources of data relating to city and 
metropolitan growth; subdivision, land use, zoning and legal 
descriptions; federal, state and local laws as they relate to 
city planning. 

Requires unusual ability to: plan, organize, supervise and 
review the work of subordinate employees; design, analyze, write 
and edit research studies, surveys, final reports and plans; 
speak and write effectively; deal tactfully and effectively with 
the press, general public, governmental officials and pro- 
fessional and technical personnel and employees; co-ordinate 
the activities of the Department of City Planning with those of 
other city departments and governmental agencies. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Next higher rank exempt from examination process by 
Charter. 

From: Chief Planner 

Zoning Administrator 

AMENDED: 8/26/65 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING CODE: 5115 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, acts as the Deputy Director of the 
Department of City Planning with line responsibility under the Director for the 
overall administration of the department; assists in the development, execution 
and coordination of departmental policies; methods and procedures as mandated by 
the City Charter and the Administrative Code; advises and assists the Director of 
Planning Code, the capital improvement program, legislative referral, subdivision 
control, environmental quality provisions of the Administrative Code, urban renewal, 
the community development program and other related planning programs; and performs 
related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

This single position class has line responsibility under the Director of 
Planning for all activities in the Department of City Planning including the 
program coordination and direction of all operations of the department.. The incum- 
bent in this position has full authority to act for the Director of Planning in 
his absence. The Deputy Director of Planning has primary responsibility for the 
administration and management of the department, including personnel and accounting 
activities, production and performance control and budget preparation. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Serves as Deputy Director of the Department of City Planning; acts as a 
general adviser to the Director of City Planning. 

2. Assists the Director of Planning in the coordination and direction of all 
operational activities of the Department of City Planning. 

3. Directs and reviews activities of the major divisions of Plans and Pro- 
grams and Implementation (Zoning Administration) in the Department of City Planning. 

4. Assists in the formulation of departmental work programs and assists in 
the assignment, scheduling and review of the program of work; assists the Director 
of Planning in work production control. 

5. Directs and administers the personnel operation, clerical, graphics and 
other support operations of the department, including maintenance of the departmental 
library and files. 

6. Prepares and administers a departmental budget; supervises the preparation 
of cost accounting reports; prepares and supervises the preparation of contracts for 
outside professional services. 

7. Maintains liaison with other governmental agencies, civic groups, pro- 
fessional societies and the general public to obtain financial and other support for 
the development and implementation of City Planning programs. 

8. Assumes primary responsibility in the development and advancement of sub- 
ordinates through training and effective use of employee development programs. 

9. Acts for the Director of Planning in his absence and represents the depart- 
ment in public or official contact at such times. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING CODE: 5115 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires a Masters degree in city planning or a 
closely related field; a graduate degree in public administration or business 
administration with an emphasis on city planning may be substituted. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in planning, 
administration and management including at least four years of responsible supervisory 
and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: the 
principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city 
planning; zoning and related code enforcement; techniques applying to land use 
controls and other means of plans or programs effectuation; urban design principles; 
statistical and research methods and sources of data related to city and 
metropolitan growth; federal, state and local laws as they relate to planning and 
the administrative procedures involved in cost accounting. Requires good knowledge 
of: modern personnel administration; principles, practices, methods and techniques 
of budgeting, organizing, administration, training and management. 

Requires unusual ability to: plan, lay out, direct, supervise, and coordinate 
the work of subordinate employees; design, analyze, write and edit research studies, 
conduct surveys and prepare final reports and plans; deal tactfully and effectively 
with the press, general public, governmental officials and professional and 
technical personnel of other agencies; work with populations of diverse cultural, 
ethnic and racial compositions; coordinate the operational activities of the Depart- 
ment of City Planning with those of other city departments and governmental agencies. 

Requires skill in: leadership and interpersonal relationships; writing and 
speaking clearly and persuasively in both formal and informal settings. 



NEW CLASS 
ADOPTED: 1-17-78 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING CODE: 5116 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to the policy determination of the city planning commission, 
serves as administrative head of the department of city planning; supervises 
and coordinates the development of the master plan and implements the 
master plan through the administration of the comprehensive zoning ordinance, 
the capital improvement program, legislative referral, subdivision control, 
urban renewal and other related planning programs; and performs related 
duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: initiating, developing, presenting 
and implementing all elements of the land use, transportation, and public 
facilities sections of the master plan; coordinating, approving and executing 
policy methods and procedures related to city planning activities, programs 
and projects; making continuing personal contacts involving public relations, 
difficult negotiations j presentation and interpretation of city planning 
policies, rules and regulations and problems of a professional and technical 
nature with persons of all rajik, administrative officials, representative 
groups, press and the public in general; directing the preparation, approval, 
review and maintenance of complex and specialized planning records and re- 
ports; and drawing conclusions upon which administrative decisions are based. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Coordinates and directs the activities of the department of city 
planning; supervises the development and implementation of all sections of 
the master plan and cooperates with other affected departments or agencies 
in such development and implementation; formulates work programs, assigns, 
achedules, and reviews the program of v/ork; prepares and administers de- 
partmental budget and directs the maintenance of necessary records and 
reports. 

2. Directs the development of a long range and comprehensive city 
planning program which includes research, analysis, design, writing and 
editing of reports culminating in a total city plan; acts as technical 
advisor to the city planning commission, appears before the board of 
supervisors, mayor, planning commission, other city departments, public 
agencies and civic organizations to discuss specific city planning policies 
and programs. 

3» Reviews and makes recommendations on all zoning matters heard by 
the city planning commission. 

k. Recommends the desi n- Lion of redevelopment areas, rehabilitation 
areas, and conservations areas. 

5. Reviews the capital improvement projects of all city departments 
as to their master plan conformity and .recommends a program of 

capital improvements; reviews and reports as to master plan conformity 
all legislative referrals regarding any land sale, land acquisition, 
changes in use of any public way transportation route, ground, open 
space, buildings or structures. 

6. Reviews and makes recommendations on plans for public housing 
projects and private subdivisions. 

7. Directs the preparation of agenda for regular and special city 
planning commission meetings and reports; , id recommends 
action on all calendar and policy matters before the commission. 



CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF FLANNING CODE: 5116 

(continued) 

80 Represents the department and city planning commission on inter- 
departmental committees on transportation, urban renewal and special projects; 
serves on housing appeals board and budget priority committee, as required 
by ordinance o 

9. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through 
training and effective use of employee development program. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires at least twelve years of progressively responsible professional 
city or regional planning experience, including six years of responsible 
supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge 
of: the principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various 
phases of city planning; statistical and research methods and sources of 
data relating to city and metropolitan growth; land uses and zoning and 
federal, state and local laws as they relate to city planning. 

Requires unusual ability to: plan, organize, direct and review work 
of subordinate employees; design, analyze, write and edit research studies 
and surveys; speak and write effectively; deal tactfully and effectively 
with the press, general public, government officials, and professional 
and technical persons and employees; coordinate the activities of the 
delartment of city planning with those of other city departments and 
governmental agencies. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

No normal lines of promotion - position exempt from examination. 



SAK FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ARCiHTECTURAL ADMINISTRATOR CODE: 5120 

Under general direction, performs a variety of responsible administrative and 
technical duties in connection with arcnitectural contract administration; and per- 
forms related duties as required. 

DISTIHGUISMHG FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5120 Architectural Administrator are distinguished from other 
classes in the architectural series in that this class uas major responsibility for 
contract administration. The specialized nature of the duties of this class require 
incumbents to nave expertise in all phases of architectural work.. The promotional 
line of this class is similar to class 5266 Architectural Associate II. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: 

1. Reviews and analyzes all incoming correspondence relative to the various 
architectural projects under construction by consulting with departmental personnel 
responsible for the various projects. 

2. Prepares replies to technical and general questions requested in such 
correspondence: prepares technical correspondence relative to contract modifications, 
analyzes changes for determining scope and validity of extra work costs and credit; 
prepares and supervises the preparation and handling of related forms and documents. 

3. Tabulates cost data for construction contracts when changes are approved and 
advises those concerned of balances of various funds affecting such contracts. 

k. Prepares a wide range of correspondence and reports relative to outside inquiries 
regarding various architectural projects and programs; compiles and tabulates technical 
data and information relative to the preparation of periodical reports to public and 
private agencies and officials. 

5. Composes instructions for the guidance of consulting architects, engineers, 
inspectors, contractors and others relative to current policies and procedures. 

6. Makes field inspections of projects under construction to insure changes in 
the work conform to authorized modifications of contract. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATTf 

Train! ng and u'rperience ; Requires completion of a college or university with a 
baccalaureate degree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in architectural design 
including structural analysis, cost analysis, specification preparation and inspection 
of construction projects, including two years of responsible supervisory experience or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires knowledge of: architectural theory, 
practice and procedures; construction methods and materials and their application to 
architectural an-i design phases of construction projects; municipal architectural policies 
programs and procedures; contract procedures, laws, and ordinances, applicable to con- 
struction projects. 



CLASS TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ADMINISTRATOR CODE: 5120 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : continued 

Requires considerable ability to: initiate and prepare technical correspondence; 
analyze technical reports to enable preparation of clear and concise answers to such 
correspondence. 

NOTE: Requires current eligibility to participate in the Stage 2, Professional 
Examination as administered by the State of California State Board of 
Architectural Examiners. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

TO: Architect 

FROM: Architectural Associate I 

AMENDED: 1/5/76 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT CITY ARCHITECT CODE: 5122 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, assists in directing 
all activities and operations of the bureau of architecture; performs 
difficult and responsible administrative and technical architectural 
work in connection therewith; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for developing, coordinating and 
interpreting architectural techniques and methods for major building 
construction and maintenance projects; maintaining continuous contacts 
with departmental representatives and professional representatives of 
outside organizations and agencies in connection with architectural 
phases of major construction projects; independent responsibility for 
supervising the preparation of important, detailed technical data and 
reports in connection with architectural matters. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of architectural 
design and related specifications in connection with construction 
or reconstruction of new and existing city buildings and structures. 

2. Supervises and advises on a wide variety of construction 
and reconstruction projects; assists in planning and coordinating 
construction schedules. 

3. Prepares and supervises the preparation of cost estimates 
and progress reports; confers with departmental officials, contractors 
and other interested parties on building design, construction and 
maintenance matters. 

il. Directs the coordination of architectural designing phases 
of projects with mechanical, electrical and structural portions of 
such projects. 

MININUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year 
college or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course 
work in architecture. 

Requires eight years of progessively responsible architectural 
experience, including four years of responsible supervisory experience: 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: architectural theory, practices and procedures; architectural design, 
site development and graphic arts; the laws, ordinances, codes and 
regulations applicable to building construction projects. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and direct 
the work of professional and sub-professional personnel; prepare clear 
and concise professional and technical evaluations and reports. 

Requires unusual ability to exercise sound professional judgment 
on architectural and engineering matters. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of architectural 
theory to practical architectural problems. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT CITY ARCHITECT (continued) CODE: 5122 

license : Requires registration as a licensed architect 
in the State of California 

PR0M3TIVE LINES: 

To: City architect 

From: Senior architect 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: BUREAU MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HORKS CODE: 5124 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction of a Deputy Director of Public 
Works, plans, organizes, manages and directs all activities of a bureau 1n an 
essential area of the Department of Public Works, such as engineering planning 
and design or architectural planning and design; develops bureau budget and 
monitors revenues and expenditures; establishes goals and priorities and 
develops Internal policies; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions In this class are responsible for directing all departmental 
bureau activities and operations such as those provided by the Bureau of 
Engineering or the Bureau of Architecture. The position managing the Bureau 
of Architecture shall be known as the City Architect. Incumbents 1n this 
class serve as Bureau Managers within the Department of Public Works and 
report to a Deputy Director. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Manages all activities of a bureau of the Department of Public Works 
such as the Bureau of Engineering or the Bureau of Architecture; develops 
administrative and operational objectives for the bureau. 

2. Develops bureau budget and Identifies budget priorities; monitors 
budget revenues and expenditures; takes corrective action to avoid budget 
shortfal Is. 

3. Determines bureau staffing requirements and develops staffing plan; 
develops and Initiates internal personnel policies and guidelines; monitors 
staff performance and recommends performance recognition awards or 
disciplinary action when appropriate; consults with departmental personnel 
staff on various personnel administration matters. 

4. Establishes goals and priorities for career training and development 
of bureau management, professional, technical and clerical staff. 

5. In the Bureau of Engineering, provides oversight of project 
coordination of engineering activities with the Bureau of Architecture and the 
Bureau of Construction Management; in the Bureau of Architecture, provides 
oversight of project coordination of architectural activities with the Bureau 
of Engineering and the Bureau of Construction Management. 

6. In the Bureau of Engineering, administers all engineering planning and 
design activities for numerous Public Works projects; monitors engineering 
design development and construction analysis; reviews and approves all design 
documents, plans and specifications, and consultant drawings. 

7. In the Bureau of Architecture, administers all architectural planning 
and design activities for numerous Public Works projects; assigns, schedules 
and directs architectural design development and construction analysis; 
reviews and approves design and construction documents including 
architectural plans and specifications, contracts, contract modifications and 
change orders, and payment and completion documents for all architectural work 

1n progress; confers with consultants, contractors, departmental-^, h.^mtc n^pj 
representatives and officials of various agencies. 

FEB 5 1993 

SAN 

PUBLIC LlbrtARY 



CLASS TITLE: BUREAU MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5124 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qual 1f1cat1ons. . .and other 
particulars. . .Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 

General Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Thorough knowledge of: modern 
management and administration methods; basic personnel administration 
concepts; City organization and operations. The position managing the Bureau 
of Engineering requires a comprehensive knowledge of: the principles of 
Engineering; and modern engineering design and contructlon methods and 
procedures. The position managing the Bureau of Architecture requires a 
comprehensive knowledge of: architectural design, theory, practices and 
procedures; and modern construction materials, equipment and methods. 

Considerable skill and ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate 
the work of subordinates; work Independently to solve difficult and 
politically sensitive problems; recommend appropriate solutions; deal with the 
public and elected officials on controversial subjects effectively and 
courteously; communicate effectively and persuasively orally and in writing. 

Licenses: For the position managing the Bureau of Engineering: 

1. Valid California License as a Registered Engineer. 

2. Valid California Driver's License. 

For the position managing the Bureau of Architecture: 

1. License to practice architecture In California. 

2. Valid California Driver's License. 



RETITLE AND AMEND: 1-4-93 
#4342c 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

City and County of San Francisco JUN 1 I 1999 

Department of Human Resources SAN FRANC ISCO 

5125 BUREAU MANAGER L ' C L,B RARY 

Definition : Under general administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and directs all 
activities of a bureau in a large and/or complex City department; develops bureau budget and 
monitors revenues and expenditures; establishes goals and priorities and develops and 
implements internal policies; represents the bureau when required; and performs related duties as 
required. 

Distinguishing Features : Positions in this class are responsible for directing all departmental 
bureau activities and operations. Incumbents in this class serve as Bureau Managers in areas 
such as engineering or architectural planning and design, environmental regulation and 
management, construction management services, or water quality programs. 

Positions in class 5125 Bureau Manager are distinguished from positions in other management- 
level positions by the broader range of responsibility for the bureau's activities and operations. 
Incumbents in this class report to a deputy director or director of a department. 

Supervision Exercised : The Bureau Manager exercises administrative direction over all 
employees in a bureau of a large and or/complex department. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are 
representative of the range of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be an 
inclusive list. 

1 . Manages all activities of a bureau in a large department; develops administrative 
and operational objectives for the bureau; confers with regulatory agencies. 

2. Develops the bureau budget and identifies budget priorities; 

monitors budget revenues and expenditures; takes corrective action to avoid budget 
overexpenditures. 

3. Determines bureau staffing requirements and develops staffing plan; monitors staff 
disciplinary action when appropriate; consults with departmental personnel staff on 
various personnel administration matters. 

4. Establishes goals and priorities for career training and development of bureau 
staff. 

5. Maintains good relations with other departmental personnel, other agencies, and 
boards and commissions; represents bureau before various public bodies and the 
general public; may represent the deputy director or director of the department. 

6. Directs the preparation of periodic financial, administrative, and technical operating 
reports; oversees the maintenance of bureau records. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: Modern management, administrative, and budgetary methods; 
comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major functions of the particular 



bureau including local, state, and federal regulations concerning the operations of the 
bureau. 

Ability to: Plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates; work 
independently to solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; recommend 
appropriate solutions; deal with the public, elected officials and others on controversial 
subjects effectively and courteously; communicate effectively and persuasively both 
orally and in writing. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

Experience : Five years of managerial/administrative experience. 

Education : Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in 
a field related to the specific position. 

License : Valid driver license. Valid California license as a registered engineer or 
architect for relevant bureaus. 

Effective: 5/21/99 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
(RETITLES AND AMENDS) 

CLASS TITLE: WASTE WATER PUMPING STATIONS SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5128 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, is responsible for supervising the operation and mainten- 
ance of all waste water pumping stations; directs activities related to the pre- 
vention of the by-passing of sewage to beaches and shore waters; and performs re- 
lated duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for interpreting, coordinating and enforcing maintenance 
and operation activities of waste water pumping stations; assisting in the develop- 
ment and implementation of new procedures and methods; achieving economies through 
proper plant maintenance and operational planning; making regular contacts with 
other City departments, Public Utilities, and other outside agencies relative to the 
technical maintenance and operating problems of waste water pumping station activities; 
preparing and reviewing financial and operating reports and records, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, assigns and supervises the work of subordinate employees engaged in 
the operation and maintenance of all waste water pumping stations. 

2. Makes repeated checks of stations to assure operation and maintenance 
schedules are maintained; arranges for work crews to repair malfunctions in pumping 
system; contacts other City departments and Public Utilities for assistance in re- 
lieving malfunctions, when such assistance is necessary, 

3. Assists in the preparation of plans and specifications for construction or 
modification of pumping stations and equipment; coordinates changes and alterations 
with superiors and other City departments; collaborates with departments on techni- 
cal engineering, maintenance and related matters. 

4. Personally tests and checks station controls and equipment to determine 
operating and maintenance requirements; plans, lays out and supervises conversion 
or alteration of station controls and equipment. 

5. Prepares waste water pumping stations budget; plant operating and main- 
tenance reports, personnel, supply and equipment requisitions; and related corre- 
spondence and reports. 

6. Coordinates pumping station activities along with changes and alterations 
with other units of the bureau, other City and County departments, and private in- 
dustries as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
versity with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in electrical or 
mechanical engineering. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible engineering experience in 
the maintenance, operating and repair of electrical and mechanical plants, in- 
cluding two years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination 
of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge of: The 
City sewage system and the laws and regulations applying to its operation; mechanical 
and electrical engineering principles as applied to the operation and maintenance 
of pumping stations and equipment. 

Requires considerable ability in: Evaluating and taking immediate action in 
unusual and emergency operative situations; planning, assigning and supervising the 



CLASS TITLES WASTE WATER PUMPING STATIONS SUPERINTENDENT CODE; 5128 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, (contd) 

work of subordinate operating employees; performing responsible technical and ad- 
ministrative duties involving pumping stations efficiency; preparing and super- 
vising the preparation of financial and operating records and reports. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of modern engineering tech- 
niques and methods to pumping stations operating and maintenance problems. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5134 Superintendent, Sewage Treatment Plant 

Froms 5236 Assistant Electrical Engineer 
5252 Mechanical Engineer 

AMENDED: 3/24/69 



DOCUMENTS 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5130 

■ 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision is responsible for directing the maintenance, 
repair and operational activities of multifaceted sewage treatment facilities; 
performs responsible technical and administrative work in connection therewith; 
and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in this class are responsible for the day to day operation of 
municipal water treatment control facilities as they relate to sewage collection , 
storage, pumping, transport, treatment and disposal systems. Employees in this 
class are expected to make prompt decisions concerning process changes, operational 
modifications and changes in storm and sanitary flow conditions. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Continuously reviews sewage system maintenance and operations, both 
physically and through evaluation of operating and laboratory reports, in order 

to evaluate facilities performance and to determine the need for changes in methods 
or processes . 

2. As assigned, plans and supervises special research projects and studies; 
reviews results of such projects and studies and their application to system 
operations . 

3. Initiates system conversion and alteration proposals and reviews related 
engineering plans and specifications; initiates payment requests for chemicals, 
parts and materials for operation; controls inventories of such items as required. 

4. May participate in the preparation of system budgets and in the maintenance 
of records and preparation of operational reports . 

5. Attends meetings with other water pollution control personnel to coordinate 
facilities operations and maintenance with various construction projects; may appear 
before various public bodies to provide information about sewage treatment operations; 
meets with federal and state officials as necessary. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or univer- 
sity, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in mechanical, chemical or 
sanitary engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible engineering experience related 
to the operation, maintenance and repair of large mechanical plants or similar 
installations, including three years of responsible supervisory and administrative 
experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires thorough knowledge of: the bacterio- 
logical and chemical treatment of sewage and its effect on plant machinery and equip- 
ment; the entire sewer system and the legal requirements for its proper operation; 
good knowledge of modern administrative techniques and methods. 



CLASS TITLE: SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5130 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Requires ability to: analyze technical sewage system operating problems and 
to determine proper remedial action; plan, assign and supervise the activities of 
subordinate personnel; deal effectively and courteously with other city departments, 
outside agencies and the general public. 

Requires skill in the application of engineering principles and practices to 
plant operation and maintenance problems. 

Licenses : Possession of a current valid California driver's license. 

Possession of appropriate grade level certificate issued by 
California Water Resources Control Board as follows: 

Fully Qualified Operator in 

Location Operator Training 

Richmond-Sunset Grade V Operator in 

Training 
Northpoint Grade V 

Southeast Storm Flow Plant Grade V 
S.F. Int'l. Airport Grade IV 



AMENDED: 2-7-77; 4-21-80 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: BUREAU CHIEF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5131 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction of a Deputy Director of Public 
Works, plans, organizes, manages and directs all activities of a bureau in an 
essential area of the Department of Public Works, such as environmental 
regulation and management or construction management services; develops bureau 
budget and monitors revenues and expenditures; establishes goals and 
priorities and develops Internal policies; and performs related dut^ras TM T q dfpi 
required. 

FEB 5 1993 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: CMIrn 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Positions in this class are responsible for directing all departmental 
bureau activities and operations such as those provided by the Bureau of 
Environmental Regulation and Management or the Bureau of Construction 
Management. Incumbents in this class serve as Bureau Chiefs within the 
Department of Public Works and report to a Deputy Director. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Manages all activities of a bureau of the Department of Public Works; 
develops administrative and operational objectives for the bureau. 

2. Develops bureau budget and identifies budget priorities; monitors 
budget revenues and expenditures; takes corrective action to avoid budget 
shortfalls. 

3. Determines bureau staffing requirements and develops staffing plan; 
develops and initiates internal personnel policies and guidelines; monitors 
staff performance and recommends performance recognition awards or 
disciplinary action when appropriate; consults with departmental personnel 
staff on various personnel administration matters. 

4. Establishes goals and priorities for career training and development 
of bureau management, professional, technical and clerical staff. 

5. In the Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management, Implements 
all industrial waste pretreatment regulations for the department and 
recommends regulatory changes when required; manages the Residential Users 
Appeals process which establishes sewer service rates for homeowners; directs 
teams reviewing and negotiating sewage treatment contracts with neighboring 
sanitary districts and dischargers; and provides administrative oversight of 
the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. 

6. In the Bureau of Construction Management, administers all construction 
management and inspection activities for numerous public works construction 
projects; monitors design development and construction analysis; reviews and 
approves all construction documents including contracts, modifications, change 
orders, payments and completion documents; provides oversight of the 
inspection, assessment and remediation of environmental hazards at 
construction sites Including contaminated soils and groundwater and lead and 
asbestos hazards. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qual Iflcations. . .and other 
particulars... Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 



CLASS TITLE: BUREAU CHIEF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5131 

QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Thorough knowledge of: engineering 
principles; modern management and administration methods; basic personnel 
administration concepts; City organization and operations. The position 
managing the Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management requires a 
comprehensive knowledge of: local, state and federal environmental 
regulations governing Industrial waste discharge and transport; and modern 
waste treatment methods. The position managing the Bureau of Construction 
Management requires a comprehensive knowledge of: modern construction methods 
and inspection techniques and construction contract practices and procedures. 

Considerable skill and ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate 
the work of subordinates; work independently to solve difficult and 
politically sensitive problems; recommend appropriate solutions; deal with the 
public and elected officials on controversial subjects effectively and 
courteously; communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and 1n 
writing. 

Licenses: 1. Valid California License as a Registered Engineer. 
2. Valid California Driver's License. 



ADOPTED: October 5, 1992 
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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: MANAGER, BUREAU OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CODE: 5132 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for directing all 
sewer construction, repair, sewage treatment facilities and pumping station 
maintenance and operations; is responsible for industrial waste source control 
activities, sewer service charge rate setting functions; negotiates with state 
and federal agencies on a wide variety of water pollution control matters; confers 
with outside agencies utilizing the sewage system of the city and county; and performs 
related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This one position class is in charge of the Bureau of Water Pollution Control, 
Department of Public Works. The employee in this class has primary responsibility 
for all of the bureau's operations and functions. The incumbent may also act for 
the Deputy Director of Public Works for Operations in his absence. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes and directs the functions and operations of the Bureau of 
Water Pollution Control; negotiates with other agencies concerning the utilization 
of the city and county sewage treatment system. 

2. Through subordinate personnel controls the operation and maintenance of all 
sewage treatment facilities and related systems; assists in the planning and develop- 
ment of changes and modifications to the Water Pollution Control System of the city 
and county; directs the investigation of damage claims; supervises and participates in 
the preparation of budgetary requests and subsequent fiscal controls. 

3. Confers and corresponds with a variety of State and Federal agencies, business 
and industrial organizations and various public groups relative to water pollution 
control operations . 

4. Directs the activities of the Industrial Waste Division including Source 
Control Programs, User Charge Programs, Appeals Board and related activities; directs 
the bureau's repair, cleaning and servicing of the sewage collection system; administers 
the Side Sewer Program and funding sources . 

5. Directs the preparation of periodic financial, administrative and technical 
operating reports and the preparation of annual budget estimates and correspondence 
including the annual sewer service charge ordinance . 

6. Develops, plans and coordinates training programs for new personnel; monitors 
the effectiveness of training programs; appears before various public bodies to give 
information on water pollution control operations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in one of the common engineering 
fields, including training in sanitary engineering. 

Requires ten years of progressively responsible experience in the construction, 
maintenance, repair and operation of sewer systems, including five years of responsible 
supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of training 
and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: MANAGER, BUREAU OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CODE: 5132 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: sewage 
treatment facilities, municipal sewer system construction, maintenance and operation 
problems, modern engineering techniques and methods, particularly as applied to sewage 
systems; modern management and administrative methods; laws and regulations related to 
sewage collection and treatment . 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and direct the activities of 
a large maintenance, repair and sewage treatment facilities operation; deal effectively 
and courteously with all levels of public and private officials. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of engineering and management 
methods and techniques to sewer system construction, maintenance and operation problems. 

Licenses: 1. Possession of a current, valid, driver's license issued by the 
State of California, Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 

2. Possession of a Grade V level certificate issued by the California 
Water Resources Control Board. 



AMENDED: 2-7-77 

AMENDED AND RETITLED: 4-21-80 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO jyjy. j j 4q 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

^AN FRANCISCO 
5133 Program Manager 1 1 P UBLIC LIBRARY 



DEFINITION: 



Under general direction, is responsible for directing administrative, operational or maintenance 
activities or technical programs of a Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

Positions in this class report directly to the Department, Operating Division or Bureau Manager. 
Incumbents in this class serve as a Program Manager II in areas such as clean water, water 
quality, water supply and treatment, water and power resources, engineering, architectural 
planning and design, environmental regulation and management and construction management 
services. This position has major responsibility for all administrative, operations and/or 
maintenance functions or technical areas, which interrelate with most major areas of a large or 
complex program area within a Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

The Program Manager II exercises direction over functional or technical areas of a complex 
program area within a Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 



EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES : 

"This class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be considered as a restriction on the 
assignment of duties not specifically listed. " (CSC Rule 9) 

1 . Assists in the management activities of a Department, Operating Division or Bureau; 
implements administrative and operational objectives or manages technical projects; 
supervises laboratory, resource planning, environmental, water treatment and/or supply, 
wastewater treatment and/or collection, engineering or design divisions: also serves as 
liaison in obtaining support from other agencies, bureaus and departments. 

2. Assists in the development of budget and assists in identifying budget priorities; oversees the 
monitoring of budget revenues and expenditures; recommends corrective action to avoid 
budget shortfalls. 

3. Advises regarding the needs of staffing requirements and develops staffing plan; monitors 
the unit for adherence to performance standards as well as managing to optimize the 
performance of the Department, Operating Division or Bureau; monitors staff; consults with 
departmental personnel staff on various personnel administrative matters. 

4. Confers and/or negotiates with regulatory agencies, other jurisdictions and agencies, labor 
organizations as well as other Bureaus, operating divisions and departments; represents the 
Department, Operating Division or Bureau at meetings, Boards, Commissions and/or 
professional conferences. 

5. Directs strategic planning for the Department, Operating Division or Bureau; prepares 
operating reports, laboratory and research projects, contract oversight. 



6. Ensures operating divisions are prepared for emergencies; schedules training and emergency 
shutdowns as needed. 



JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Knowledge of: modern management, administrative and budgetary methods; 
comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major functions of the particular 
department or Bureau including local, state, and federal regulations concerning the 
operations of the Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

Ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates; independently 
solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; confer and negotiate with regulatory 
agencies, other jurisdictions, departments and labor unions; communicate effectively and 
persuasively both orally and in writing. 



Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge 

and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience : At least four years of managerial/administrative experience. 

Training: Completion of a four-year college or university with a 
baccalaureate degree. 

Licenses : Valid California License as a Registered Engineer 

Grade V Treatment Plant certificate or Wastewater Treatment Operator 
certificate issued by the State of California 



EFFECTIVE DATE: 6/1/99 



DOC 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY MANAGER, BUREAU OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CODE: 5131 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, is responsible for directing administrative, operational 
and maintenance activities of all sewage treatment facilities including pumping 
stations and related structures; directs related laboratory activities; and performs 
related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This one position class reports directly to the Manager, Bureau of Water 
Pollution Control and is considered second in the bureau's command structure. The 
employee in this position has major responsibility for all operations and maintenance 
functions of the city's sewage treatment system and related laboratory facilities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs the conduct of technical investigations and discussions in connection 
with the operation, maintenance and improvement programs of treatment plant processes 
and facilities. 

2. Coordinates physical sewage system changes and alterations with superiors 
and other city departments ; collaborates with such departments on technical 
engineering, maintenance, chemical processes and related matters. 

3. Coordinates changes in sewage system operations during emergency conditions 
affecting sewage flow and treatment. 

4. Directs the preparation of operating budgets, records and reports. 

5. Serves as technical advisor to other city departments on sewage treatment 
problems; as assigned, assists in managerial and administrative direction of the 
various functions of the Bureau of Water Pollution Control; acts for the Bureau 
Manager in his absence. % 

6. Meets with representatives of various state and federal agencies concerning 
water quality control problems; explains sewage treatment facilities operations and 
methods to various public groups; prepares related reports as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in mechanical, chemical 
or sanitary engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible engineering experience in 
connection with the operation, maintenance and repair of a large sewage treatment 
facility or similar installation, including five years of responsible supervisory 
and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: the entire 

sewage collection and treatment system and the mechanical and chemical treatment of 

sewage; modern engineering techniques and methods applicable to sewage treatment and 

related facilities; modern management methods; laws pertaining to the collection and 
treatment of sewage. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY MANAGER, BUREAU OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL 



CODE: 51 34 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, direct and coordinate the activities 
of various sewage treatment facilities and personnel; deal effectively and courteously 
with departmental officials, representatives of regulatory agencies and the general 
public. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of engineering techniques and 
methods to technical plant operations and processing problems. 

Licenses : 1. Possession of a current, valid driver's license issued by 
the State of California, Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 
2. Possession of a Grade V level certificate issued by the 
California Water Resources Control Board. 



AMENDED: 2-7-77 

AMENDED AND RETITLED: 4-21-80 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF STREET CODE: 5135 

ANO SEWER REPAIR 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, directs the field operations of the maintenance 
and repair of all city streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, or gravity 
sewers, catch basins and appurtenant structures of the city sewer system; 
oversees the availability and assignment of resources and equipment to 
undertake the reconstruction, maintenance and repair activities of the Street 
Repair Program and the Sewer Repair Program. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This class is responsible for field operations in the Street Repair or 
Sewer Repair Program within the Bureau of Street and Sewer Repair. The 
incumbents in this class report to class 5136 Superintendent of Street and 
Sewer Repair and exercise supervision over the labor and trade supervisory 
classes for the Street Repair or Sewer Repair Program within the Bureau. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

Class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be 
considered a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. 
(Civil Service Rule 7) 

1. Plans, directs, and coordinates the maintenance and repair activities 
for either the Street Repair or Sewer Repair Program; interprets and executes 
the policies from general instructions of superiors. 

2. Prepares and supervises the preparation of necessary records of 
maintenance and repair activities. 

3. Makes cost estimates of repair and installation activity for customers. 

4. Conducts numerous field inspections of all work in progress to ensure 
conformity to accepted construction and work practices. 

5. Implements the departmental and bureau personnel policies at the field 
level . 

6. In the Sewer Repair Program, coordinates sewer maintenance and repair 
activities with public utilities and city departments having underground 
installations. 

7. In the Street Repair Program, investigates complaints and requests 
from the public and other agencies, designates appropriate action necessary to 
subordinate personnel, confers with city officials and other agency 
representatives regarding street maintenance, repair and improvements. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

The examination announcement shall provide the qual if ications . . .and other 
particulars. . .Appl icants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply. (Civil Service Rule 9) 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: A comprehensive knowledge of street and 
sewer maintenance and repair procedures, and the operating environment of a 
large municipal street and sewer system. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF STREET CODE: 5135 

AND SEWER REPAIR 

QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) A 

Ability to accurately assess the budgetary needs of the field operations; 
analyze and guide field operations productivity; measure field performance 
with available management tools. 

Skills in planning, assigning, and directing the work of subordinate 
employees; documenting employee demeanor; implementing employee development; 
dealing effectively and courteously with the public. 

License: Possession of valid California Driver's License. 

ADOPTED: 12-16-85 

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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF STREET AND SEWER REPAIR CODE: 5136 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for the maintenance 
and repair of all city streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, gravity sewers and 
appurtenant structures; directs the maintenance and operations of all city 
movable bridges, tunnels, underpasses, and over-crossings; develops and 
implements departmental policies, methods and procedures relative to the 
reconstruction, maintenance and repair activities of the Street Repair 
Program, Sewer Repair Program, and Bridges and Tunnels Program. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This one position class directs the Bureau of Street and Sewer Repair and 
exercises supervision over all employees in the Bureau. The incumbent in this 
class reports to the Deputy Director of Public Works for Operations. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

Class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not he 
considered a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. 
(Civil Service Rule 7) 

1. Plans and directs all operations in connection with the maintenance and 
repair of streets, sewers, bridges, tunnels and the municipal asphalt plant. 

2. Directs the preparation of annual budget estimates; reviews 
expenditures, approves modifications; reviews and sets policies for materials 
procurement, contract specifications and equipment requests. 

3. Supervises the application of standard personnel procedures, including 
selection, disciplinary proceedings, and employee development. 

4. Represents the bureau and its affairs to superiors, government 
officials, business and industrial organizations and the general public, 
including expert witness representation in legal affairs. 

5. Makes periodic field inspections to ensure conformity to accepted 
construction and work procedures. 

6. Coordinates with other agencies and utilities in emergencies. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications. . .and other 
particulars. . .Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply. (Civil Service Rule 9) 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: A thorough knowledge of street and sewer 
maintenance and repair procedures; staff requirements and material, equipment 
and safety needs for a large construction organization; the operating 
environment of a large municipal street and sewer system; the laws, ordinances, 
and regulations applicable to street systems and sewer systems. 

Ability to direct budget development, create purchasing mechanisms such as 
contracts; perform audits on spending procedures as well as field productivity; 
plan, organize and maintain public records; deal effectively and courteously 
with all levels of the public and private sector. 

License: Possession of valid California Driver's License. 

ADOPTED: 12-16-85 

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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

DOCUMEN iS DE?T 

CLASS TITLE: MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING MANAGER, ' CODE: 5137 

HETCH HETCHY PROJECT J UN 6 1983 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: *** f^ESXSJ 

Under general administrative direction, organizes, coordinates and 
analyzes requirements related to efficient and effective hydroelectric power 
plant equipment maintenance designed to minimize the rate of disruptions in 
electrical service and to guarantee timely delivery of power in compliance 
with contractural obligations; develops plans for and reviews overall 
long-range preventative maintenance, inspection and repair programs; performs 
complex technical and administrative work in connection therewith; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification reports directly to the General 
Manager, Hetch Hetchy and is distinguished by its responsibility for directing 
and evaluating maintenance activities for hydroelectric power equipment and 
facilities at the Hetch Hetchy Project. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be 
considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7). 

1. Organizes and directs a continuous preventative maintenance and 
engineering program for inspection, servicing and repair of a wide variety of 
power system equipment and facilities; develops maintenance procedures and 
schedules through subordinate personnel; reviews and evaluates inspection and 
maintenance reports; provides on-going engineering support for the review, 
update, and integration of existing electrical, mechanical and structural 
maintenance procedures. 

2. Provides planning and management direction for maintenance programs; 
assigns and reviews work; determines the need for, plans and makes assignment 
of subordinates to training and employee development programs. 

3. Oversees and administers the establishment and development of a data 
base to analyze and evaluate information relating to power outage, inspection 
and repair in order to identify causes or trends, and direct and review 
subsequent proposals for changes in maintenance practices and/or designs. 

4. Participates in the planning for future development of water and power 
facilities construction; identifies maintenance related capital improvement 
programs in coordination with project operations; establishes minimum criteria 
for the operational review of such projects and programs. 

5. Directs the compilation of operating records and reports periodically 
required by management. 



CLASS TITLE: MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING MANAGER, CODE: 5137 

HETCH HETCHY PROJECT 



QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications and other 

particulars Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of 

examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9). 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills : Comprehensive knowledge of: 
hydroelectric utilities facilities design, construction and operations; 
utilities maintenance planning and program development; heavy equipment and 
facilities life cycles. 

Considerable knowledge of: hydroelectric power production and 
transmission, and utility maintenance practices for large rotating machinery. 

General working knowledge of: automated systems as they apply to 
preventative maintenance programs. 

Ability to: plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate 
professional, technical and sub-professional personnel; plan and manage 
preventative maintenance programs; review and supervise the preparation of 
important and detailed operating records and reports. 

Considerable skill in the application and review of hydroelectric 
operating and maintenance processes and procedures and ability to make sound 
recommendations thereon. 

Ability to communicate technical data effectively orally and in writing. 



ADOPTED: 3/21/88 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES JU N f 1 1999 

5138 Program Manager I ^BL^BRAR? 



Definition: 



Under general direction, manages and coordinates the activities of work units or complex 
technical projects of a Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

Distinguishing Features: 

This is the entry level in the Program Manager series. Incumbents in this class serve as a 
Program Manager I in areas such as water quality, water supply and treatment, wastewater 
treatment and/or collection, water and power resources, engineering, architectural planning and 
design, environmental regulation and management and construction management services. This 
position has major responsibility for management of work units, which may include 
administrative, operations and/or maintenance functions or technical oversight in complex 
Department or Bureau. Supervisory nature of duties may involve some physical effort in 
conducting field investigations and inspections of construction and maintenance activities 
involving some exposure to accident and health hazards and somewhat disagreeable elements. 
Positions in this class may be staff positions responsible for difficult and complex technical 
programs that interface with most functional areas of the department. 

Supervision Exercised: 

The Program Manager I exercises direction over an independent work unit or a complex 
technical program in a Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

Example of Important and Essential Duties: 

"This class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not he considered as a 
restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. " (CSC Rule 9) 

1 . Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the activities of a work unit or technical 
program. Schedules complex capital projects; manages laboratory, resource planning, 
environmental, water treatment and/or supply, clean water, engineering or design work units. 

2. Monitors and controls expenditures for projects; may develop budget and identify budget 
priorities. 

3. Coordinates the staffing needs of a work unit or project; develops and implements staffing 
plans; monitors staff disciplinary action when appropriate. 

4. Confers and/or negotiates with regulatory agencies and other jurisdictions; represents the 
department or Bureau at meetings and/or professional conferences. Boards or Commissions. 

5. Assists in strategic planning; prepares operating reports or position papers, laboratory and 
research projects or contract oversight. 

6. Schedules training and emergency shutdowns as needed; ensures divisions are prepared for 
emergencies. 

7. May perform line management or operational functions. 

8. May provide technical expertise in the areas of project management, environmental 
regulations and management, water and power resources, engineering and construction. 



Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: modern management, administrative and budgetary methods; contract and 
project administration; comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major 
functions of the particular department or Bureau including local, state, and federal 
regulations concerning the operations of the department or Bureau. 

Ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates or projects; 
independently solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; confer and negotiate with 
regulatory agencies, communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing. 



Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge 
and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience : At least four years of managerial/administrative experience. 

Training: Completion of a four-year college or university with a baccalaureate 
degree. 

Licenses : Valid California License as a Registered Engineer 

Grade V Treatment Plant certificate or Wastewater Treatment Operator 
certificate issued by the State of California. 

Effective: 6/1/99 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER. CODE: 5139 

HETCH HETCHY 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, acts as the principal assistant 
to the General Manager. Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project: assists in 
the organization, administration and supervision of all functions of the 
department, including operations and maintenance of water and power 
facilities, personnel, budget, engineering services, and planning and 
development of long term projects; and performs related duties as 
required . 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification reports directly to the General 
Manager. Hetch Hetchy and has major policy and program responsibility for 
the efficient operation of all functional divisions within the Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power Project. The incumbent in this position acts for 
the General Manager. Hetch Hetchy in the latter 's absence. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in the managerial and administrative direction of the 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power system's functional divisions, including 
resources management, transit power, project operations, and the bureau 
of light, heat and power. 

2. Formulates, interprets and participates in the development and 
issuance of policy and procedures to supplement or replace existing 
policy to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations: 
directs, through assigned personnel, the execution of established 
procedures in all the areas of operations. 

3. Assists in the coordination of operations and activities of the 
department with other PUC operations, including the utilities 
engineering, water department and municipal railway, pertaining to 
matters such as budgeting, procurement, scheduling, personnel, technical, 
operating and maintenance problems. 

4. Directs and coordinates planning for future development of water 
and power facilities and for capital improvement programs: develops rates 
and negotiates contracts for the sale of water and power. 

5. Coordinates the preparation of the department's annual budget, 
maintains budgeting controls; directs and participates in the preparation 
of monthly and annual reports of all project activities to the PUC or 
other required agencies; develops public information and public relations 
programs as necessary. 

6. Coordinates staffing, assignment and discipline, and plans the 
development of staff resources. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER. CODE: 5139 

HETCH HETCHY 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a four-year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree in engineering, law or business 
administration or a closely related field. 

Requires at least ten years of progressively responsible experience 
performing supervisory or administrative duties in a large water supply 
or electric utility, at least three years of which shall have been in a 
responsible management capacity; or an eguivalent combination of training 
and experience. 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Requires thorough knowledge of 
management theory and application, and thorough knowledge of the 
techniques of supervision to direct the activities of engineering 
personnel related to advancing the effective operation and development of 
the department. 

Requires general working knowledge of utilities engineering, 
construction and operational theory and practice, including hydroelectric 
production and transmission, water storage, modern power distribution 
facilities, and modern construction management methods, particularly as 
they apply to the public sector. 

Requires ability and skill to effectively plan, manage, direct and 
review the activities of a large and diversified municipal utility: deal 
effectively with professional engineering personnel, contractors and 
public and private officials on complex matters related to the operation, 
maintenance or engineering of a water and power facility; represent the 
Public Utilities Commission before legislative bodies, citizen's 
committees and other groups: establish and maintain good employee and 
public relations. 

ADOPTED: 1-14-85 
#0045b 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: HETCH HETCHY PROJECT ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER CODE: 51^0 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, assists in the organization, admin- 
istration and supervision of the activities and personnel of t 1 - "■ hetch hetchy 
project, including water production and transmission, electric power 
generation, transmission and disposal; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for coordinating and executing all policies 
and methods affecting the entire organization; achieving widespread T&oeoee econonies 
through efficient management and economical operation of all facilities; 
making personal contacts with subordinate, administrative and supervisory 
personnel, representatives of outside organizations and groups involving 
discussion, explanation, and interpretation of policies, technical f, tures 
and requirements of large and important operations; the preparation and 
review of operating reports, records and statistics. Nature of duties 
requires normal physical effort and manual dexterity with little or no 
accident or health hazards or exposure to disagreeable elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in administering the functions of the hetchy hetchy project, 
including water production and transmission, electric power generation, 
transmission and disposal and the related operations and maintenance activities 
of system planning, utility services to municipal departments, and lighting 

of public streets. 

2. Assists and participates in general administrative activities, 
including personnel recruitment, assignment and discipline, budgetary 
preparation and subsequent fiscal control, project planning, coordina- 
tion and procurement procedures. 

3. Directs and participates in the preparation of monthly and 
annual reports of all project activities to the public utilities commis- 
sion; also, miscellaneous matters such as conference memoranda, directives 
to personnel, public utilities commission resolutions, various engineering 
and technical reports, as required. 

h. Assists in coordination of operations and activities of the other 
divisions of the hetch hetchy project, utilities engineering bureau, water 
department and other agencies pertaining to aich matters as personnel, pro- 
curement, fiscal matters, scheduling, technical, operating and maintenance 
problems. 

5. Assists and participates in planning, proposed expansion of facil- 
ities and re-construction and replacement projects, power disposal and 
other facilities. 

6. Assists and participates in matters peetaining to land and water 
rights, damage claims, and other legal matters, and legislation. 

MINIMUM QUALIFI CATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil, 
mechanical or electrical engineering. 



CLASS TITLE: HETCH HETCHY PROJECT ASSISTANT 3ENERAL MANAGER CODE: 51^0 
(continued) 

Requires at least twelve years of experience in progressively more 
responsible professional engineering, supervisory, and administrative 
capacities in water supply, hydroelectric and related construction fields, 
preferably v/ith a large public utility organization, of which at least six 
years shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity; or an equiv- 
alent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires thorough working knowledge 
of the construction, operation, and maintenance of large and important 
waterv/orks and electrical power generation and transmission facilities; 
practical knowledge of the techniques of good administration and organi- 
zation. 

Requires considerable skill and ability to supervise effectively; 
establish and maintain good employee and public relations. 

License : Requires state registration as a professional electrical 
engineer. 

NCRMAL LINES OF PROMOTION: 

To: No norms 1 lines of promotion 

From: Senior Electrical Engineer 
Senior Civil Engineer 
Senior Mechancial Engineer 
Hetch Hetchy Project Engineer of Operations 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, 

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER CODE: 5Ujl 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, assists in exercising general admin- 
istrative supervision and technical direction of all functions of the Depart- 
ment of Water and Power, including organizing, planning, resource studies, 
operation and maintenance of all facilities, water and power sales and 
accounting, and other related activities j assists in policy determinations 
and co-ordination of activities with other departments and outside agencies; 
and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: co-ordinating, interpreting and 
executing all policies, methods, procedures, rules and regulations affecting 
the entire organization; achieving widespread economies, preventing losses 
through efficient management j making personal contacts with subordinate 
administrative, engineering and supervisory personnel, representatives of 
outside organizations and groups involving discussion and explanation of 
technical features; maintenance of records and the preparation and review 
of reports affecting all administrative, technical, operational and main- 
tenance functions. Nature of duties requires normal physical effort and 
manual dexterity with little accident or health hazards or exposure to 
disagreeable elements, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in the administration of all functions of the department, 
including: the storage, protection, transmission, distribution, quality 
controls, purification, and sales of the city's water supply; the generation, 
transmission and disposal of energy in connection with the city's hydro- 
electric power system; and the management of land and properties, 

2. Through subordinates, supervises the operation and maintenance of 
dams, reservoirs, diversion works, tunnels, aqueduct pipelines, water mains, 
pump stations, water treatment plants, powerhouses, switchyards, electric 
transmission lines, electric substations, radio communication systems, shops, 
warehouses, and appurtenant structures and facilities, 

3. Assists in developing work programs for a number of separate 
divisions and in assigning duties and delegating responsibilities to 
division heads for: planning for future development of the water and 
power systems; administration of water rights; development of suitable 
rate structures and rules and regulations governing service to water and 
power customers; review of and action concerning federal and state leg- 
islation pertaining to water and power; technical operation and maintenance 
problems; purchasing of equipment, material and supplies; development of a 
safety program and of procedures for natural and enemy-caused disasters; 
development of a program for public information and public relations; 
handling of damage claims; and other related matters, 

U, Assists and participates in the preparation of annual budget estimates 
and subsequently exercises responsibility for the control of expenditures to 
conform with budgetary appropriations. 



CLASS TITLES ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, 

DEPARTMENT OF WATER Aid POWER CODE: 5lUl 

(continued) 

5. Directs and participates in the preparation of uie department's 
monthly and annual reports, conference memoranda and directives to personnel: 
also exercises responsibility for personnel recruitment, assignment, develop- 
ment and discipline. 

6, Represents the general manager at meetings of legislative bodies, 
administrative officials^ public agencies and private groups and acts for 
him in his absence $ assists in promoting public information and understanding 
of department operations* 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 2 

Training and Experience s- Requires completion of a four -year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, preferably with major course 
work in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, law or business 
administration. 

Requires at least twelve years of experience in progressively more 
responsible engineering, supervisory and administrative duties in the 
water supply and hydroelectric power fields, preferably with a large 
public waterworks or electric utility organization, of which at least 
six years shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity;, or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

In lieu of college graduation, requires completion of high school 
supplemented by at least fifteen years of experience in operation and 
maintenance work in a major water or electric utility, including at least 
ten years of such experience within the Department of Water and Powers 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; Requires considerable technical and 
practical working knowledge of: • waterworks administration and operation 
including hydroelectric generation and transmission; the development of 
water supplies and distribution systems; the techniques of good adminis- 
tration and organization. 

Requires considerable ability to supervise effectively and to establish 
and maintain good employee and public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: . No normal line of promotion 

From: Principal Civil Engineer 
Senior Civil Engineer 
Senior Electrical Engineer 
Senior Mechanical Engineer 

Hetch Hetchy Project Superintendent of Operations 
City Distribution Division Manager 
Peninsula Division Manager 
Water Purification Division Manager 

ADOPTED: 2/20/61* 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE s UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU, CHIEF ENGINEER CODE: 511*2 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS? 

Subject to administrative approval, exercises highly responsible 
administrative and technical direction over all functions of the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau including studies, plans, surveys, reports, engineering 
and architectural design, specifications, cost estimates, supervision of 
construction, contract administration, property and tax records for the 
Department of Water and Power, San Francisco International Airport and 
Municipal Railways, and performs related duties as required,. 

Requires major responsibility for; developing, approving, co-ordinating, 
interpreting and executing all policies, methods, procedures, rules and 
regulations affecting the entire organization! achieving widespread economiesj 
preventing losses through economical design and efficient management of 
construction! making personal contacts to establish and maintain good public 
relations frequently involving difficult negotiations with persons of high 
rank and professional and technical standing! directing the preparation and 
review of engineering and architectural designs, plans, estimates, reports 
and records,, Nature of duties requires normal physical effort and manual 
dexterity with little accident or health hazards or exposure to disagreeable 
elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES % 

1, Exercises administrative and executive management of all functions 
of the Bureau, including scheduling, co-ordination and review of engineering 
and architectural studies, surveys, reports, designs, plans, specifications 
and cost estimates for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and re- 
placement of facilities for all Utility Departments 

2, Directs and supervises the review and analysis of bidding documents, 
contract modifications, contract payments, and inspection and supervision of 
construction for all Utility Departments „ 

3, Directs and supervises the review of construction plans of tenants 
of all Utility Departments, and the inspection of construction performed by 
or for such tenants, for compliance with applicable codes and regulations,, 

U. Directs and supervises the preparation and maintenance of property 
records and maps! surveys for property location? descriptions, surveys and 
maps for purchases, sales, leases and permits for use of real property! 
maintenance of tax records and review of tax bills, 

5. Exercises responsibility for recruitment, employment, assignment and 
supervision of all employees! reviews periodic evaluation of individual employee 
performance; may counsel with individual employees, as necessary, or take other 
appropriate action to improve quality and quantity of work performed,, 

6. Directs and supervises the preparation of annual Utilities Engineering 
Bureau budget estimates and subsequent requests for supplemental appropriations; 
presents and justifies such budget requests at budget hearings; and exercises 
responsibility for the control of expenditures, 

7. Directs and supervises the preparation of annual and monthly reports 
to the Public Utilities Commission and other special studies and reports as 
required. 



CLASS TITLE: UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU, CHIEF ENGINEER CODE: $1hZ 
(continued) 

8 Reviews plans and construction by tenants of all Utility Departments 
for compliance with applicable codes and regulations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. 

Requires at least fourteen years of experience in progressively more 
responsible professional engineering, supervisory and administrative 
capacities in major utility engineering and construction fields, of which 
at least eight years shall have been in a responsible administrative 
capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough theoretical and 
working knowledge of the design and preparation of plans and specifications, 
contract administration procedures, and construction for large and important 
structures and facilities; practical knowledge of the techniques of good 
administration and organization. 

Requires demonstrated managerial ability to establish and maintain good 
employee and public relations. 

License : Requires state registration as a professional engineer. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: No normal line of promotion 

From: Position exempt from examination 
AMENDED: 2/20/6U 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLES GENERAL MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER CODE: ^LU3 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to top management approval, exercises highly responsible 
administrative and technical direction of all functions of the Department 
of Water and Power, including organizing, planning, resource studies p 
operation and maintenance of all facilities, water and power sales and 
accounting, and other related activities; makes policy determinations 
and co-ordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies; 
and performs related duties as required* 

Requires major responsibility for: developing, approving, co-ordinating^ 
interpreting and executing all policies, methods, procedures, rules and 
regulations affecting the entire organization; achieving widespread economies; 
preventing losses through efficient management; making personal contacts to 
establish and maintain good public relations, frequently involving difficult 
negotiations with persons of high rank and professional and technical standing; 
directing the maintenance of records and the preparation, review and approval 
of reports affecting all administrative, technical, operational and maintenance 
functions. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

lo Exercises administrative and executive management of all functions 
of the department, including: the storage, protection, transmission, dis- 
tribution, quality control, purification, and sales of the city's water 
supply; the generation, transmission and disposal of energy in connection 
with the city's hydroelectric power system; and the management of land and 
properties e 

2. Through subordinates, exercises control of all operating properties 
of the water supply and power system of the department including: dams, 
reservoirs, diversion works, tunnels, aqueduct pipelines, water mains, pump 
stations, water treatment plants, powerhouses, switchyards, electric trans- 
mission lines, electric substations, radio communication systems, shops, 
warehouses, and appurtenant structure s 

3 » Through various staff and subordinate supervisory personnel, directs: 
planning for future development of the water and power systems; administration 
of water rights; development of suitable rate structures and rules and regula- 
tions governing service to water and power customers; review of and action con- 
cerning federal and state legislation pertaining to water and power; purchasing 
of equipment, material and supplies; development of a safety program and of 
procedures for natural and enemy-caused disasters; development of a program 
for public information and public relations; handling of damage claims; and 
other related matters. 

U. Directs and supervises the preparation of annual budget estimates and 
subsequent requests for supplemental appropriations; presents and justifies 
budget requests at budget hearings; and exercises responsibility in the con- 
trol of revenues and expenditures. 

5><> Represents the department at meetings of legislative bodies, adminis- 
trative officials, public agencies and private groups; promotes public infor- 
mation and understanding of department operations. 



CLASS TITLE: GENERAL MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER CODE: 5lU3 
(continued) 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, preferably with major course 
work in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, law or business admin- 
istration,, 

Requires at least fifteen years of experience in progressively more 
responsible engineering, supervisory, and administrative duties in the water 
supply and hydroelectric power fields, preferably with a very large public 
waterworks or electric utility organization, of which at least ten years 
shall have been in a responsible administrative or management capacity, or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough, technical and 
practical working knowledge of waterworks administration and operation, 
including hydroelectric generation and transmission, and development of 
water supplies and distribution systems; thorough knowledge of the techniques 
of good administrative organization and executive control. 

Requires demonstrated managerial ability to establish and maintain 
good employee and public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: No normal line of promotion 

From: Position exempt from examination 
ADOPTED : 2/20/61* 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: GENERAL MANAGER, HETCH HETCHY PROJECT AND CODE: 51^ 
UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to top management approval, exercises general administration 
over all functions of the hetch hetchy project and utilities engineering 
bureau, including water supplies, hydroelectric generation, construction, 
re-construction, and maintenance of all existing facilities; and performs 
related duties as required,, 

Requires major responsibility for: coordinating, approving and 
executing all policies and methods affecting the entire organization; 
all forms of physical assets through efficient and economical manage- 
ment; making personal contacts to establish and maintain good public 
relations, frequently involving difficult negotiations and interpre- 
tations of policies; rules and regulations, and difficult internal 
situations involving dealing with persons of high rank and professional, 
specialized and technical standing; directing the preparation and re- 
viewing and approving the maintenance of records and reports effecting 
all operational, maintenance, and administrative functions. Managerial 
nature of duties requires normal physical effort and manual dexterity 
with little or no accident or health hazards or exposure to disagreeable 
elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Exercises administrative and executive management responsibility 
for the operation of the hetch hetchy project, including hydroelectric 
generation of energy to supply municipal needs and for sale to irriga- 
tion districts and industrial consumers. 

2. Through subordinates, exercises control of operating proper- 
ties, including dams and appurtenant impounding and regulating reservoirs 
and diversion works; also, of water supply tunnels and aqueduct pipe 
lines, power houses, transmission lines and related structures and 
facilities. 

3. Through various staff and subordinate supervisory personnel, 
directs the operation and maintenance of all water supply and power 
facilities; directs planning for the future development of the system; 
directs the administration of land and water rights, water legislation, 
damage claims and other related matters; directs and participates in the 
preparation of budgetary requests and subsequent fiscal controls. 

k Exercises general administrative executive management responsibility 
over the utilities engineering bureau, including engineering work for the 
hetch hetchy project, airport department, and municipal railway, includ- 
ing planning and supervision of new construction, re-construction and 
maintenance of existing facilities; supervises special research and sur- 
veys, as required. 

5. Exercises administrative and executive management responsibility 
for the operation of the bureau of light, heat and power engaged in pro- 
viding and furnishing utility service for municipal purposes, including 
those operations necessary for providing public street lighting. 



CLASS TITLE: GENERAL MANAGES, HETCH HETCHY PROJECT AND 

UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU (continued) CODE: 5lM 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil or mechanical engineering. 

Requires at least twelve years of experience in progressively more 
responsible engineering, supervisory, and administrative capacities in 
the water supply and hydroelectric generating fields, preferably with a 
very large public waterworks or electric utility organization, of which 
at least five years shall have been in a responsible executive or man- 
agement capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience e 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires thorough, technical and 
practical working knowledge of waterworks administration and operation, 
including hydroelectric generation and transmission and development of 
water supplies and distribution systems; thorough knowledge of the tech- 
niques of good administrative organization and executive control. 

Requires demonstrated managerial ability to establish and maintain 
good employee and public relations, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

No normal lines of promotion - position exempt from examination 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 



CLASS TITLE: UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU, 

ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER CODE: $1k5 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, assists in exercising general 
administrative supervision and technical direction of the Utilities Engin- 
eering Bureau, including studies, plans, surveys, reports, engineering 
and architectural design, specifications, cost estimates, supervision of 
construction, contracts administration, property and tax records for the 
Department of Water and Power, San Francisco International Airport and 
Municipal Railway; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: co-ordinating, interpreting and 
executing all policies, methods, procedures, rules and regulations affecting 
the entire organization; achieving widespread economies; preventing losses 
through efficient economical design and efficient management of construction; 
making personal contacts with subordinates, administrative, supervisory and 
engineering employees, representatives of outside organizations and groups, 
involving discussion and explanation of technical features and requirements 
of large and important projects; supervising the preparation and review of 
engineering and architectural designs, plans, estimates, reports and records,, 
Nature of duties requires normal physical effort and manual dexterity with 
little accident or health hazards or exposure to disagreeable elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

lo Assists in the administration and management of the functions of 
the Bureau, including scheduling, co-ordination and review of engineering 
and architectural studies, surveys, reports, designs, plans, specifications 
and cost estimates for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and 
replacement of facilities for all Utility Departments, 

2<> Assists in the direction and supervision of the review and analysis 
of bidding documents, contract modifications, contract payments, and in- 
spection and supervision of construction for all Utility Departments, 

3. Assists in the direction and supervision of the review of plans of 
tenants of all Utility Departments, and the inspection of construction per- 
formed by or for such tenants, for compliance with applicable codes and 
regulations, 

ho Assists in the direction and supervision of the preparation and 
maintenance of property records and maps; surveys for property location; 
descriptions, surveys and maps for purchases, sales, leases and permits 
for use of real property; maintenance of tax records and review of tax 
bills. 

5, Assists in the exercise of responsibility for recruitment, employ- 
ment, assignment and supervision of all employees; reviews periodic 
evaluation of individual employee performance; may counsel with individual 
employees, as necessary, or take other appropriate action to improve quality 
and quantity of work performed, 

6, Assists in the direction and supervision of the preparation of 

annual budget estimates and subsequent requests for supplemental appropriations; 
and exercises responsibility for the control of expenditures. 



CLASS TITLE: UTILITIES ENGINEERING BUREAU, 

ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER CODE: 5lU5 



7. Assists in the direction and supervision of the preparation of 
annual and monthly reports to the Public Utilities Commission and other 
special studies and reports as required, 

8. Assists in the review of plans and construction by tenants of all 
Utility Departments for compliance with applicable codesj acts for the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau, Chief Engineer in his absence,, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four -year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil, mechanical or electrical engineering,, 

Requires at least twelve years of experience in progressively more 
responsible professional engineering, supervisory and administrative 
capacities in major utility engineering and construction fields, of which 
at least six years shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience • 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : : Requires considerable theoretical and 
working knowledge of the design and preparation of plans and specifications, 
contract administration procedures, and construction for large and important 
structures and facilities; practical knowledge of the techniques of good 
administration and organization. 

Requires considerable ability to supervise effectively and to establish 
and maintain good employee and public relations. 

License : Requires state registration as a professional engineer, 

PROMOTIVE LINESs 

To: No normal line of promotion 

From: Principal Civil Engineer 
ADOPTED : 2/20/61; 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
JOB CODE TITLE: WATER OPERATIONS ANALYST JOB CODE: 5148 

Business Unit: COMMN 

DEFINITION : 

Under general direction, Water Operations Analysts perform technical tasks and analyses required for operation 
and maintenance of water storage, transmission, pumping, and treatment facilities, as well as right-of-way and 
watershed lands. Water Operations Analysts coordinate activities not only within the Division but also with 
other portions of the Public Utilities Commission, other City agencies, Bay Area Water Users, and the general 
public. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

The defining characteristic of this classification is capability for (1) analysis related to water supply and 
treatment operations combined with (2) strong oral and written communication skills, such that the findings of 
analysis can be translated into effective action. Incumbents need not only the capability to plan and perform 
analysis, but also the ability to identify problems, design research to develop data, use current technology (e.g., 
computer modeling) as needed to investigate issues and develop recommendations for solution, and effectively 
communicate their results. Incumbents become involved not only with day-to-day operations but also 
emergency response, logistics planning, and long-range planning as needed. Incumbents exercise considerable 
independent judgment and initiative. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

This class may supervise positions within various sections of the Water Supply and Treatment Division, e.g., 
System Operations (water supply engineering and treatment) and the Land and Resources Section. 

EXAMPLE OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of 
duties assigned to 5 148 Water Operations Analyst and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Responsible for operation of hydraulic and operational models to assist in planning system 
operations, maintaining appropriate reservoir levels, anticipate impacts of proposed system 
configurations and construction projects 

2. Develop and maintain hydrologic data bases and develop hydrologic models 

3. Modeling transmission system options during water supply and water quality emergencies 

4. Preparation and updating of emergency policies and procedures documents relating to Division 
operations and coordination with Bay Area Water Users 

5. Provide ongoing information to BAWUA customers on system configuration, transmission and 
storage, and operational plans 

6. Act as a liaison to BAWUA customers to respond to customer questions relating to water supply 
and treatment 

7. Design of data collection plan, instrumentation needed, and implementation required to analyze 
watershed hydrology 

8. Design and implementation of program to coordinate with public agencies, stakeholders, and the 
public with regard to natural resource management on rights-of-way and watersheds 

9. Contribute to solving operational and design problems related to erosion, mass wasting, stream 
function, and water quality associated with roads, unstable slopes, and surface water drainage 

10. Work with other professionals to develop integrated resource management plans to protect and 
restore riparian corridors and manage watersheds to protect water quality 

11. Develop and provide educational tours for BAWUA customers, public agencies, students, 
researchers, and the public 



JOB CODE TITLE: WATER OPERATIONS ANALYST JOB CODE: 5148 

Business Unit: COMMN 

12. Design formats to allow public query and input into the management of watersheds and rights-of- 
way managed by the Water Supply and Treatment Division 

13. Development and implementation of a volunteer program to support public education, watershed 
protection, watershed enhancement, and right-of-way management 

JOB-RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Knowledge of : Theories and principles of water storage, hydrology, transmission, treatment, and/or 
management of rights-of-way and/or watersheds to protect water delivery reliability and water quality 

Skill in : Designing and conducting analyses; communicating verbally and in writing with a wide range of 
audiences 

Ability to : Perform on-site inspections of watershed and right-of-way lands and water facilities as needed. 
Conduct analyses required for successful operation of a regional water supplier with water storage, 
transmission, and treatment responsibilities. Ability to perform outreach to determine the questions of both 
Division staff and other stakeholders such as the public. Ability to present findings effectively, both 
verbally and in writing. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUDDELINES : 

1 . Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in 
engineering, environmental science, wildlife biology, or other degree related to the specific function to 
which the position will be designated, or acceptable equivalent based on work experience; 

AND 

2. Four (4) years of verifiable experience related to water supply and treatment operations or 
environmental management. 

License or Certificate : Possession of a valid driver's license. 

Special conditions will be added to specific requisitions as needed to meet specific functional requirements. 

Effective: 3/2/92 

Retitled and Amended: 8/31/00 

Reason for Amendment: To retitle and amend the tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES CODE: 5149 

CHARACTERISTICS OF CLASS: 

Under general direction, is responsible for all operational, maintenance and 
repair activities of the water treatment and filtration facilities of the San 
Francisco Water Department; performs responsible administrative and maintenance 
functions in connection therewith; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position class in the San Francisco Water Department has major 
responsibility for the operation and maintenance of two large filtration and 
water treatment facilities. The incumbent functions under the direction of the 
Water Purification Division Manager. This class is distinguished from Chief 
Stationary Engineer and other related classes by its responsibility for the opera- 
tion, maintenance and repair of more than a single water treatment facility. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, directs and coordinates maintenance and repair operations of 
the Sunol Valley, San Andreas Filtration Plants and other water treatment facili- 
ties, including mechanical, electrical and auxiliary components used in the 
chlorination, filtration and purification of water. 

2. Continuously reviews the operation and maintenance of water treatment 
facilities through visual inspection and evaluation of operating and laboratory 
reports; ascertains performance criteria for treatment facilities and determines 
the need to make appropriate changes in methods and procedures; provides for the 
career development and training of subordinate treatment plant personnel. 

3. Assists management in the initiation and coordination of plant con- 
versions, alterations and additions; meets with consultants and contractors in 
connection therewith. 

4. Assists management in the coordination and preparation of estimates 
for equipment, supplies and the installation and/or repair of machinery; directs 
the requisitioning of supplies, materials and parts necessary for maintenance 
and operations; exercises control over the expenditure of funds allocated, in- 
cluding wages, equipment, materials and supplies. 

5. Supervises the preparation of regular periodic and special records 
and/or reports for the filtration plants; attends staff meetings with administra- 
tive officials, various department heads, as well as with representatives of 
state agencies and representatives of educational institutions regarding matters 
concerned with water treatment and purification. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of high school supplemented 
by at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in the operation, 
maintenance, repair and conversion of large water treatment plants, including 
four years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination 
of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: The 
San Francisco Water Department supply and distribution system as related to the 
treatment and purification of potable waters; good knowledge of modern administra- 
tive methods and techniques. 



CLASS TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES (cont'd) CODE: 5149 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (cont'd) 

Requires considerable ability to: Analyse water treatment facilities opera- 
ting problems and recommend remedial action; plan, assign and direct the operation 
and maintenance activities of subordinate personnel; deal tactfully and effectively 
with other city departments, the general public and outside agencies; prepare and 
review plant operating records and prepare related reports. 

License : Appointment to a position in this class for the San Francisco Water 
Department requires: 

1. A driver's license issued by the State of California Department of Motor 
Vehicles. 

2. Possession of a Grade V Certificate issued by the California State De- 
partment of Public Health. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : To be determined 

From: 7205 Chief Stationary Engineer 

NEW CLASS 
Adopted: 7/29/76 



DOCUMENTS DEP" 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO J UN f f jggg 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES o A *, CD A 

5150 Site Manager UC L 'BRARY 



Definition: 



Under general direction, manages and coordinates the activities of an off- site work unit of a 
Department, Operating Division or Bureau. 

Distinguishing Features: 

Incumbents in this class serve as a Site Manager at a location that is physically separated from 
the main working area of the operating section. This position has responsibility for management 
of the off-site location, which includes administrative, operations and/or maintenance functions. 
Supervisory nature of duties may involve some physical effort in conducting field investigations 
and inspections of construction and maintenance activities involving some exposure to accident 
and health hazards and somewhat disagreeable elements. 

Supervision Exercised: 

The Site Manager exercises direction over an off-site location. 

Example of Important and Essential Duties: 

"This class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not he considered as a 
restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. " (CSC Rule 9) 

1 . Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operational activities of an off-site work 
location. Implements administrative and operational objectives to ensure appropriate 
functioning of the off-site location. 

2. Develops budget for location. 

3. Coordinates and develops staffing requirements for the location. 

4. Confers and/or negotiates with other jurisdictions and agencies; represents the department at 
meetings and before Boards and/or Commissions regarding issues concerning the specific 
location. 

5. Ensures the off-site location is prepared for emergencies; schedules training and emergency 
shutdowns as needed. 



Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: modern management, administrative and budgetary methods; 
comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major functions of the particular 
department or Bureau including local, state, and federal regulations concerning the 
operations of the department or Bureau. 



Ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates; independently 
solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; communicate effectively and 
persuasively both orally and in writing. 



Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge 
and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience : At least three years of managerial/administrative experience. 

Training; Completion of a four-year college or university with a baccalaureate 
degree. 

Licenses: Valid Driver license 



Effective: 5/21/99 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: ALAMEDA DIVISION MAMA CODE: £L52 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, exercises responsible charge 
of the organization, administration and supervision of the activities in the 
alameda division of the water department, including the construction, oper- 
ation and maintenance of reservoirs, pumping plants and supply and distri- 
bution lines; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: developing, coordinating and 
executing policies, methods, procedures, rules and regulations; achieving 
major economies and/or preventing major losses through efficient adminis~ 
tration and enforcement of the proper use and handling of equipment, 
materials and supplies, and through the judicious authorization of 
expenditures; making personal contacts with employees, the general public, 
representatives of outside organizations and groups, involving explanation 
and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations and maintenance of 
good public relations; directing the preparation, maintenance, review and 
approval of various records and reports affecting the construction, main- 
tenance, operational and administrative activities of the division,, Nature 
of managerial duties involves some physical effort when conducting field 
investigations and inspections of construction and maintenance activities 
involving some exposure to accident and health hazards and somewhat disa- 
greeable elements „ 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the operation, maintenance 
and non-contractual construction activities in the alameda division as 
related to dams, tunnels, aqueducts, reservoirs, filter galleries, well 
fields, pumping stations and distrubution system lines. 

2. Confers with management regarding policy formulation and important 
divisional requirements; coordinates the administration and execution of 
operating policies, rules and regulations and the execution of water-rights 
agreements and related matters concerned with watershed management. 

3. Meets and confers with individuals, representatives of civic and 
service organizations and representatives of other utilities and government- 
al agencies and officials in connection with specific matters of mutual 
interest and concern. 

h. Prepares reports of field inspections with recommendations; 
prepares annual budget estimates and supervises control of subsequent 
expenditures; prepares work programs and related activity reports. 

5. Inspects progress of field operations; establishes proper work 
standards; supervises related shop and warehouse facilities. 

6. Directs the performance of commercial and accounting procedures- 
applicable to the division, including the maintenance of related fiscal 
records and the preparation of financial statements and reports. 

7. Directs the collection of data and preparation of reports of the 
completed water flow and control records obtained from various measurements 
sources, including weirs, flumes, venturi meters, rain gauges, stream state 
observations, well soundings and other measuring devices. 



CLASS TITLE: AIAMEDA DIVISION MANAGER CODE: 51^2 

(continued) 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil or mechanical engineering. 

Requires at least five years of experience in progressively more 
responsible duties in design, construction, operation and maintenance work 
in a water utility organization, at least three years of which shall have 
been in a responsible supervisory capacity; or in lieu of college 
graduation, requires completion of high school supplemented by at least 
eight years of experience in operation and maintenance work in a water 
utility, including at least five years of such experience in the al ameda 
division; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough knowledge of the 
water distribution system, organization, policies, rules and regulations 
with special emphasis on the facilities within the alameda division* 

Requires considerable initiative, skill and supervisory ability to 
organize and plan work projects and carry same through to satisfactory 
completion; establish and maintain good employee and public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: City Distribution Division Assistant Manager 
Commercial Division Assistant Manager 
Peninsula Division Manager 

From : Alameda Division Assistant Manager 

Revised 12/13/61 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CUSS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIVISION MANAGER, PENINSULA OPERATIONS CODE: $1$U 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in organizing, administering and 
supervising the activities in the Peninsula Division of the Water Depart- 
ment; assists in planning and supervising construction, operation and main- 
tenance of reservoirs, pumping plants, supply and distribution lines and 
consumer services; and performs related duties as required* 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out, interpreting, coordinat- 
ing and enforcing policies, methods, procedures, rules and regulations; 
achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses 
through efficient supervision and enforcement of the proper use and 
handling of equipment, materials and supplies; making regular contacts with 
subordinates, supervisor, employees, the general public, and representatives 
of outside organizations, for furnishing or obtaining information or ex- 
plaining specialized matters dealing with procedures, rales and regulations; 
reviewing and approving various records and reports affecting construction, 
maintenance, operational, commercial and administrative activities of the 
division. Supervisory nature of duties involves some physical effort when 
conducting field investigations and inspections of construction and mainte- 
nance activities involving some exposure to accident and health hazards 
and somewhat disagreeable elements, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in the organization and administration of the operation, 
maintenance and non-contractual construction activities in the peninsula 
division, including reservoirs, supply and transmission mains, canals, 
tunnels, flumes, pumping plants and water services; also, various related 
structures such as, forebays, spillways, dams, valve houses, venturi 
meters and housings, meter nits, trestles, bridges, roads, residences, 
temples, yard buildings, shops, offices and miscellaneous structures. 

2. Plans and supervises the shutting down, draining, filling and 
re-routing of the flow of water in transmission lines; regulates water 
flow into various reservoirs to maintain required levels in order to 
accomodate consumer demands. 

3. Conducts field inspections of various construction and maintenance 
jobs including dams, reservoirs, pipe lines, pump stations, watershed areas, 
roads and rights-of-way. 

ii. Supervises the installation, maintenance, reading and removal of 
all meters including related piping, fittings and appurtenances, 

5. Supervises the construction, installation, maintenance and 
removal of telephone lines and minor electrical w ork. 

6. Supervises the treatment of all lakes and reservoirs to control 
growths of obnoxious vegetation. 

7» Assists in supervising and personally participates in various 
aspects of commercial and accounting services, meter reading, consumer billing, 
and other procedures including the processing of requisitions, purchase 
orders, timerolls and payrolls; assists in the preparation of annual budget 
estimates and supporting information; subsequently assists in maintaining 
expenditures within limits of appropriations; assists in preparing and 
supervising various periodic, annual and special reports on various phases 
of the division administration operations. 



CLASS TITLE: PENINSULA DIVISION ASSISTANT MANAGER CODE: 5l5U 

(continued) 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil or mechanical engineering. 

Requires at least four years of experience in progressively more 
responsible duties in construction, operation and maintenance work in 
a water utility organization, at least two years of which shall have 
been in a responsible supervisory capacity? or 

In lieu of college graduation, requires completion of high school 
supplemented by at least seven years of experience in operation and main- 
tenance work in a water utilityj or an equivalent combination of training 
aid experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires good working knowledge of: 
the water supply and distribution system; organization, policies, rules 
and regulations, with emphasis on the facilities within the division. 

Requires: initiative, skill and supervisory ability to assist in 
organizing and planning work projects and carrying same through to 
satisfactory completion; ability to establish and maintain good employee 
and public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

l£ : Divisin Manager, Suburban Operations 
From: t t> e determined 



Retitled and 
Amended: 7/29/76 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

5156 Utility Services Manager 

Definition: 

Under general administrative direction, exercises responsible charge of the organization, 
administration and supervision of all activities in water services. This includes the 
operations and maintenance of reservoirs, treatment plants and pumping stations, 
transmission and distribution systems; and consumer services. Plans and directs non- 
contractual construction; reviews plans for construction contracts from water services 
standpoint; and performs related duties as required. 

This position requires major responsibility for developing, coordinating and executing 
policies, methods and procedures applicable to the division. The Utility Services 
Manager has administrative responsibility to manage the use of staff, equipment, 
materials and supplies in order to achieve major economies and/or prevent major losses. 

Distinguishing Features: 

This position reports directly to the General Manager, Public Utilities Commission. 
Incumbents in this class serve as Utility Services Manager in areas such as Water Supply 
& Treatment and Water Distribution divisions. 

Supervision Exercised: 

The Utility Services Manager exercises direction over all functional areas of a large 
division. 

Example of Important and Essential Duties: 

"This class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not he considered as a 
restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. " (CSC Rule 9) 

1 . Performs managerial and administrative direction of all functions of the division 
including operations and maintenance of all facilities, dams, reservoirs, pumping 
stations, pipelines, and related yards, buildings and structures within the division. 

2. Exercises direction over the regulation of water flow from major supply sources for 
transmission to suburban division reservoirs and then to the distribution division in 
order to meet consumer demands. 

3. Exercises direction over the proper installation of all consumer services and meters in 
the division in connection with new installations and renewals; meter reading and 
consumer billing. 



4. Reviews and approves plans and non-contractual construction specifications from 
water services standpoint which includes pipelines and appurtenances. 

5. Directs the execution of established policies relative to land management; erosion 
control of watersheds; propagation of trees, shrubbery and grasses; and elimination of 
weeds and other unwanted vegetation which may cause taste, odor, or color in water. 

6. Performs managerial and administrative responsibility for the division including 
preparation for the annual budget and coordinating the work of various work units. 

7. Attends and participates in meetings and conferences with other department heads 
and officials in connection with water services. May represent General Manager 
before various legislative and public bodies or organizations with matters of interest 
in water services. 

8. Coordinates operational activities with other divisions for the improvement of water 
services and facilities in order to increase efficiency, promote economy and to 
provide for future growth and expansion of the department to meet increasing 
consumer demands. 

9. Establishes and maintains good public relations, cooperates and coordinates activities 
with consumers, municipal and other public jurisdictions, private agencies and 
organizations in water services. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: modern management, administrative and budgetary methods; 
comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major functions of the 
particular division including local, state and federal regulations concerning the 
operations the division. 

Ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates; 
independently solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; confer and 
negotiate with regulatory agencies, communicate effectively and persuasively 
both orally and in writing. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required 
knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would 
be: 

Experience: At least eight years of experience in utility services of which 

four years must have been in a managerial capacity. 

Training: Completion of a four-year college or university with a 
baccalaureate degree. 

License or Certificate: Valid Driver license 

Effective Date: 3/19/99 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: CITI DISTRIBUTION DIVISION ASSISTANT MANAGER CODE: 5l$8 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in organizing, administering and 
supervising the activities in the city distribution division of the water 
department; assists in planning and directing construction, operation and 
maintenance of reservoirs, pumping plants, distribution system and 
consumer services; and performs related duties as required,, 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out, coordinating, interpreting 
and enforcing existing policies, methods, procedures and established rules 
and regulations; achieving considerable economies and/or preventing 
considerable losses through efficient administration and enforcement of the 
proper use and handling of equipment, materials and supplies and through the 
judicious authorizing of expenditures; making regular contacts with 
subordinate supervisory personnel, persons in other departments, the general 
public, and representatives of outside organizations involving explanation 
and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations and maintenance of good 
public relations; the preparation, maintenance, review and approval of various 
records and reports affecting the construction, maintenance and operational 
activities of the division, Supervisory nature of duties involves some 
physical effort when conducting field investigations of construction and 
maintenance activities involving some exposure to accident and health hazards 
and somewhat disagreeable elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in exercising responsible charge of the operation and 
maintenance of reservoirs, structures, buildings, pump stations, pipe 
lines and related shops and yards within the division; assists in 
interpreting department policies, rules and regulations and directives 
to subordinates. 

2. Supervises the operations of the distribution division activities 
at the headquarters yard, including office personnel, inspectors, super- 
visory personnel and others. 

3. Reviews and checks plans and specifications from state and city 
.authorities involving interests of the division; reviews estimates and 

subsequent bids; reviews cost data reports. 

U. Reviews various daily, weekly and other reports; reviews work 
order provisions, daily distribution reservoir reports, daily yard work sheet, 
service and meter report, and other records. 

5. Attends and participates in various staff and inter-department 
meetings regarding matters pertaining to traffic, street utilities, public 
works, housing and re-development, as well as staff and safety matters and 
problems. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil or mechanical engineering. 



CLASS TITLE: CITY DISTRIBUTION DIVISION ASSISTANT MANAGER CODE: 5l£8 
(continued) 

Requires at least eight years of experience in progressively more 
responsible duties in design, construction, operation and maintenance work 
in a large water utility organization, at least three years of which shall 
have been in a responsible supervisory capacity; or 

In lieu of college graduation, requires completion of high school, 
supplemented by at least 10 years experience in operation and maintenance 
work in a large water utility; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience . 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires good working knowledge of 
the water distribution system, organization, policies, rules and regulations 
with emphasis on the facilities within the city distribution division,, 

Requires: initiative, skill and supervisory ability to assist in 
organizing and planning work projects and carrying same through to 
satisfactory completion; ability to establish and maintain good employee 
aid public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: City Distribution Division Manager 

From : Peninsula Division Manager 
Alameda Division Manager 

Revised 12/13/61 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

OcU 

CLASS TITLE: CITY DISTRIBUTION DIVISION MANAGER CODE: $160 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS; 

Under general administrative direction, exercises responsible charge 
of the organization, administration and supervision of aEL activities in 
the city distribution division of the water department} plans and directs 
all non-contractual construction, operation and maintenance of reservoirs, 
pumping plants, distribution system and consumer services; and performs 
related duties as required* 

Requires major responsibility for: developing, coordinating and 
executing policies, methods, procedures and established rules and regulations; 
achieving major economies and/or preventing major losses through efficient 
administration and enforcement of the proper use of handling equipment, 
materials and supplies and through the judicious authorization of expenditures; 
making personal contacts with employees, the general public, representatives 
of outside organizations and groups involving explanation and interpretation 
of policies, rules and regulations and maintenance of good public relations; 
directing the preparation, maintenance, review and approval of various 
records and reports affecting all the construction, maintenance, operational 
and administrative activities of the division,, Nature of managerial duties 
involves some physical effort when conducting field investigations and 
inspections of construction and maintenance activities involving some 
exposure to accident and health hazards and somewhat disagreeable elements,, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Exercises complete responsible charge for the operation and main- 
tenance of all reservoirs, structures, buildings, pump stations, pipe lines 
and related buildings and yards within the division; interprets department 
policies, rules, regulations and directives to subordinates. 

2. Reviews and approves all completed plans and specifications for 

the distribution system pipe lines and appurtenances for both new construction 
and replacement projects. 

3. Directs and supervises the proper installation of all consumer 
services and meters in the division in connection with new installations and 
renewals. 

U. Reviews daily completed work sheets of various crews performing 
field operations before information is entered in final records, 

5>o Directs and participates in the preparation of annual budget 
requests for personal and non-personal services as well as for new and 
replacement equipment items; subsequently assumes responsibility for 
control of expenditures within budgetary appropriations; approves issu- 
ance of requisitions for the purchase of various items. 

6. Attends and participates in various staff meetings and conferences 
with other city department officials in connection with matters which 
concern the proper development of the city distribution division. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate decree, with major course work in civil 
or mechanical engineering. 



CLASS TITLE: CITY DISTRIBUTION DIVISION MANAGER CODE: ^160 

(continued) 

Requires at least ten years of experience in progressively more 
responsible duties in construction, operation and maintenance work in a 
large water utility organization, at least four years of which shall 
have been in a responsible executive capacity; or, 

In lieu of college graduation, requires completion of high school 
supplemented by at least l£ years experience in operation and maintenance 
work in a large water utility; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience. 

K nowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough knowledge of the 
water distribution system, organization policies, rules and regulations with 
special emphasis on the facilities within the city distribution division. 

Requires considerable initiative, skill and supervisory ability to 
organize and plan work projects and carry same through to satisfactory 
completion; ability to establish and maintain good employee and public 
relations, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Water Department Assistant General Manager and 
Assistant Chief Engineer 

From : City Distribution Divisions Assistait Manager 
Peninsula Division Manager 
Alameda Division Manager 

Revised 12/18/61 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: WATER PURIFICATION ASSISTANT DIVISION MANAGER CODE: 5161 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in organizing and supervising the activities of 
the Water Department Purification Division; assists in planning and construction of 
treatment facilities and directing the operation and maintenance of water quality and 
laboratory facilities to assure high standards of water purity; acts for the Purification 
Division Manager in his absence, and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position class functions under the sole direction of the Water Purificatior 
Division Manager. The class is distinguished from other Water Department classes by its 
full responsibility for Purification Division activities in the absence of the Division 
Manager. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists the Division Manager in a wide variety of Water Purification activities; 
supervises field, plant, office and laboratory personnel; assigns duties to and supervises 
treatment plant and laboratory sections; consults with engineering division; assists in 
interpreting departmental policies, rules and regulations; assists in determining the 
requirements of the State Department of Public Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
and other regulatory public agencies to assure compliance with and enforcement of pertinent 
regulations; periodically confers with section heads as to progress on routine and special 
research projects. 

2. Conducts a variety of inspections in person including, but not limited to, 
inspections of watershed areas, water supplies, filtration, chlorination, flouridation 
and alum feeding equipment; makes special investigations in response to complaints from 
the public and/or other agencies as circumstances require. 

3. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the Water Purification 
Division; furnishes information in connection with requests for equipment, personnel and 
services; reviews and approves requisitions for materials, supplies and equipment; controls 
expenditures within budgetary appropriations; reviews cash expenditures for local purchases 

k. Attends and participates in various staff meetings with administrative officials, 
department and division heads, representative of state agencies, public health officials 
and representatives of educational institutions regarding technical matters concerned with 
water treatment, purification and laboratory functions. 

5. Prepares regular periodic and special reports concerning division activities and 
accomplishments; prepares special reports on inspection of pipe lines tunnels, reservoirs 
and watersheds; reviews various periodic biological, chemical and related technical records 
and specialized reports; assists in the planning and supervision of biological and chemical 
research and/or experiments relative to water treatment practices and equipment. 

6. Participates in the preparation of the functional design and calculations for new 
water facilities, and the alteration and conversion of existing facilities. 

7. May be assigned to act as liaison with local and state civil defense officials 
in regard to chemical, bacteriological and nuclear aspects of disaster programs; and 
assumes the duties of manager during his absence. 

8. Establishes and maintains good public relations; cooperates and coordinates 
activities with state, municipal and other public jurisdictions, private agencies and 
educational institutions. 



CLASS TITLE: WATER PURIFICATION ASSISTANT DIVISION MANAGER CODE: 5161 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in chemistry, chemical, sanitary 
engineering or civil engineering with a sanitary engineering option. 

Requires six years of experience in the inspection, operation and maintenance of 
water treatment, laboratory and purification systems and equipment, including three 
years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training 
and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a good understanding of the theoretical 
and practical working knowledge of water supply and distribution systems. 

Requires ability to: originate, prepare and review plans, estimates and specifica- 
tions for water purification projects; carry out and review work in progress for accuracy 
and efficiency; assist in the coordination and management of a large water treatment 
system; obtain a Grade V Certificate issued by the California State Department of Public 
Health. 

Requires the exercise of professional judgment in interpreting analyses, tests and 
investigations in connection with water purification matters. 

License : Requires state registration as a professional engineer; and a valid motor 
vehicle operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

TO: Manager, Water Purification Division 

FROM: Original Entrance Examination 

ADOPTED: 7-29-76 

AMENDED: ^-3-78 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES A <JG 3 1999 



5162 Program Manager III 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Definition: 



Under general administrative direction, exercises responsible charge of the organization, 
administration and supervision of all activities of a major division in a large or complex 
City department. This position requires major responsibility for developing, coordinating 
and executing policies, methods and procedures applicable to the division. 

Distinguishing Features: 

This position reports directly to the Manager of a large Bureau or Operating Division. 
Incumbents in this class serve as a Program Manager III in areas such as clean water, 
water quality, water supply and treatment, water and power resources, engineering, 
architectural planning and design, environmental regulation and management and 
construction management services. 

Supervision Exercised: 

The Program Manager III exercises direction over all functional areas of a major division. 

Example of Important and Essential Duties: 

"This class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not he considered as a 
restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed. " (CSC Rule 9) 

1 . Performs managerial and administrative direction of all functions of the division; 
implements administrative and operational objectives; supervises laboratory, resource 
planning, environmental, water treatment and/or supply, engineering or design 
divisions. 

2. Performs managerial and administrative responsibility for the division including 
preparation for the annual budget. 

3. Plans, directs and evaluates staffing requirements and develops staffing plan and the 
activities of various work units; consults with departmental personnel staff on various 
personnel administrative matters. 

4. Confers and/or negotiates with regulatory agencies, other jurisdictions and 
public/private agencies; represents the department or Bureau at meetings and/or 
professional conferences. Attends and participates in meetings and conferences with 
other department heads and officials; may represent General Manager before various 
legislative and public bodies or organizations with matters of interest to the division 
and/or department. 



5. Establishes and maintains good public relations, cooperates and coordinates activities 
with consumers, municipal and other public jurisdictions, private agencies and 
organizations. 

6. Directs strategic planning for the department or Bureau; preparation of operating 
reports, laboratory and research projects, contract oversight. 

7. Ensures operating divisions are prepared for emergencies; schedules training and 
emergency shutdowns as needed. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Knowledge of: modern management, administrative and budgetary methods; 
comprehensive specific technical knowledge of the major functions of the 
particular department or Bureau including local, state, and federal regulations 
concerning the operations of the department or Bureau. 

Ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates; 
independently solve difficult and politically sensitive problems; confer and 
negotiate with regulatory agencies, communicate effectively and persuasively 
both orally and in writing. 



Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required 
knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience : At least four years of managerial/administrative experience. 

Training : Completion of a four-year college or university with a 
baccalaureate degree. 

Licenses : Valid California License as a Registered Engineer 

Grade V Treatment Plant certificate or Wastewater Treatment 
Operator certificate issued by the State of California. 

Effective: 8/12/99 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: WATER DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, CODE: 5164 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, acts as the principal assistant to the Water 
Department General Manager and Chief Engineer with direct responsibility for planning, 
maintenance and operation of all facilities, including land management and the pro- 
duction, quality, treatment, distribution and protection of water; assists in pro- 
moting public information and understanding of departmental operations; coordinates 
activities with other departments and outside agencies; acts for the General Manager 
and Chief Engineer in his absence; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The 5164 Water Department Assistant General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, 
reports to the 5166 Water Department General Manager and Chief Engineer and has major 
responsibility for interpreting, developing, coordinating and executing policies and 
procedures for all Water Department operational and maintenance activities. The subject 
class is distinguished from class 5163 Water Department Assistant General Manager, 
Administrative, in that this latter class is responsible for budgetary, financial and 
general management support activities. The subject class is distinguished from class 
5212 Principal Civil Engineer in that this latter class is responsible for all profes- 
sional and technical engineering services in the Water Department, including design 
and construction. 

The incumbent in the subject position has continuous contact with persons of high 
rank and standing, including responsible public officials, representatives of outside 
organizations and groups and departmental employees who may ^equire high-level assist- 
ance concerning difficult negotiations or interpretations of policies, rules and regu- 
lations. This employee acts for the 5166 Water Department General Manager and Chief 
Engineer in his absence, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in managerial and administrative direction of functions of the depart- 
ment, including operating and maintenance of all facilities such as dams, reservoirs, 
pumping stations, water treatment plants, shops, inventory, transmission lines and 
distribution system. 

2. Assists in managerial and administrative direction of Water Department services, 
including planning, acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, additions, 
special studies and reports; serves as a consultant to professional engineers regarding 
design and construction of projects. 

3. Directs the execution of established policies relative to control of water 
quality, water purification, water protection and water service. 

4. Assists in managerial and administrative planning leading to special profes- 
sional services and reports as well as a variety of complex departmental reports, sta- 
tistics and tabulations; analyzes a wide variety of reports and statistics and makes 
recommendations thereon. 

5. Participates in the preparation of annual budget estimates and assists in 
exercising administrative control of revenues and expenditures. 

6. Maintains close contacts with all Federal and State legislation relative to 
water departments; patterns and develops local policies as they apply to water supply 
and department operations; may represent the department before various legislative and 
public bodies and organizations. 

7. Assists in developing policies for improvement of services in order to in- 
crease efficiency and promote economy and maintain good public relations and to provide 
for future orderly growth and expansion of the department. 



CLASS TITLE: WATER DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, CODE: 5164 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or univer- 
sity with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or mechanical en- 
gineering, business administration, public administration, or a related field. 

Requires at least twelve years of experience in progressively more responsible 
engineering, operational, maintenance, supervisory and administrative duties in the 
water supply and distribution field, preferably with a very large public water works 
organization, of which at least six years shall have been in a responsible administra- 
tive capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive practical working know- 
ledge of: Water works administration, maintenance and operation; water resources de- 
velopment, watershed control, water treatment plants and processes and complete trans- 
mission and distribution systems; the techniques of sound organization and administra- 
tion. 

Requires considerable ability to: Manage a large water utility organization ef- 
fectively; analyze management, operational and maintenance problems and to recommend, 
direct, prepare and accomplish sound solutions to such problems; speak effectively be- 
fore individuals and groups; establish and maintain good employee and public relations. 

License : Requires possession of a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator's License. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5166 Water Department General Manager and Chief Engineer 

From: 5156 Peninsula Division Manager 

5160 City Distribution Division Manager 
5162 Water Purification Division Manager 
5212 Principal Civil Engineer 



Amended: 10/23/67 

Retitled & Amended: 1/20/75 



CLASS TITLE: Deputy General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, CODE: 5165 
Water Department 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, acts as the principal assistant to the 
Water Department General Manager and Chief Engineer with direct responsibility 
for planning, maintenance and operation of all facilities, including land 
management and the production, quality, treatment, distribution and protection 
of water; assists in promoting public information and understanding of 
departmental operations; coordinates activities with other departments and 
outside agencies; acts for the General Manager and Chief Engineer in his 
absence; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Water Department Deputy General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, reports 
to the 5 1 66 Water Department General Manager and Chief Engineer and has major 
responsibility for interpreting, developing, coordinating and executing policies 
and procedures for all Water Department operational and maintenance activities. 

The incumbent in the subject position has continuous contact with persons of 
high rank and standing, including responsible public officials, representatives 
of outside organizations and groups and departmental employees who may require 
high-level assistance concerning difficult negotiations or interpretations of 
policies, rules and regulations. This employee acts for the 5I66 Water Department 
General Manager and Chief Engineer in his absence. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in managerial and administrative direction of functions of the 
department, including operating and mai ntenance of all facilities such as dams, 
reservoirs, pumping stations, water treatment plants, shops, inventory, 
transmission lines and distribution system. 

2. Assists in managerial and administrative direction of engineering services 
for the Water Department, including planning, acquisition, construction, 
rehabilitation, reconstruction, additions, special studies and reports; serves 
as a consultant to professional engineers regarding design and construction 

of projects. 

3. Directs the execution of established policies relative to control of water 
quality, water purification, water protection and water service. 

4. Assists in managerial and administrative planning leading to special 
professional services and reports as well as a variety of complex departmental 
reports, statistics and tabulations; analyzes a wide variety of reports and 
statistics and makes recommendations thereon. 

5. Participates in the preparation of annual budget estimates and assists in 
exercising administrative control of revenue and expenditures. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, CODE: 5165 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

6. Maintains close contacts with all Federal and State legislation relative 
to Writer I apartments; patterns and develops local policies as they apply to 
water supply and department operations; may represent the department before 
various legislative and public bodies and organizations. 

7. Assists in developing policies for improvement of services in order to 
increase efficiency and promote economy and maintain good public relations and 
to provide for future orderly growth and expansion of the department. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or 
mechanical engineering, or a related field. 

Requires at least ten years of experience in progressively more responsible 
engineering, operational, maintenance, supervisory and administrative duties 
in the water supply and distribution field, preferably with a very large 
public water works organization, of which at least five years shall have 
been in a responsible administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination 
of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive practical working 
knowledge of: Water works admi ni strati on, ma i ntenance and operation; water 
resources development, watershed control, water treatment plants and processes 
and complete transmission and distribution systems; water facilities 
construction design and engineering; the techniques of sound organization 
and administration. 

Requires considerable ability to: Manage a large water utility organization 
effectively; analyze management, operational and maintenance problems and 
to recommend, direct, prepare and accomplish sound solutions to such problems; 
speak effectively before individuals and groups; establish and maintain good 
employee and public relations. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer' in the State of 
California and possession of a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator's License. 



ADOPTED: 1-9-81* 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DEC 1 9 1997 



DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 



CLASS TITLE: Assistant General Manager, PUC CODE: 5166 

DEFINITION: 

Subject to general administrative direction, acts at level of senior executive assistant to the General 
Manager of Utilities in assigned areas of responsibility. Positions in this class are assigned to an area of 
responsibility in either administration or operations. The operations position has multidivisional 
responsibility for the Public Utilities Commission's four operating divisions, including emergency 
preparedness and the emergency response team, workers' compensation and records management 
systems; the administration position has responsibility for the bureaus of finance, administration, 
management information services and customer service and is responsible for development and 
implementation of human resources information and financial management reporting systems. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

Positions serve as direct assistants to the General Manager and assist in the day-to-day management of 
the Public Utilities Commission. Positions are exempt from Civil Service and serve at the pleasure of 
the General Manager. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

Coordinates operational and administrative functions on behalf of General Manager with managers of 
different divisions, bureaus and support personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES : 

1. Assists the General Manager to establish goals and objectives for assigned areas of responsibility 
which span multiple divisions. 

2. Assists the General Manager in the formulation of work programs, assignment, scheduling and 
review of programmatic activities and work production control; functions as advisor on 
administrative or operational issues. 

3. Works with senior staff, PUC staff and management to coordinate activities, and to establish and 
enforce interdepartmental performance expectations. 

4. Coordinates agenda items presented to the Public Utilities Commission. 

5. Assists the General Manager in the overall administration of the department; represents the Public 
Utilities Commission and the General Manager before boards and commissions as required. 

6. The operations assistant is responsible for the development and implementation of interdivisional 
programs such as emergency preparedness and emergency response team, safety issues, workers' 
compensation and records management systems. 

7. The administration assistant is responsible for the development and implementation of human 
resources and management reporting systems. 



Class Title: Assistant General Manager, PUC Code: 5166 



DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 

Experience and Training Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that could provide the 
required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a four-year college or university with a 
baccalaureate degree and course work as specified in the job announcement. Specific requirements will 
depend upon the area of assignment. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires the ability to exercise exceptional administrative ingenuity, 
independent analysis, adaptability and judgment on matters of utility management. Requires the ability 
to plan, organize and direct the activities of assigned organizations, to analyze technical and 
administrative problems, and to recommend solutions to such problems. Requires the ability to work 
collaboratively and to communicate well orally and in writing. 

Specific knowledge, abilities and skills will be specified in the job announcement depending on the 
anticipated assignment. 

Positions exempt from examination under provisions of Charter Section 10.104.6. 



Retitled and Amended: 12/10/97 

Amended to reflect the department's reorganization of administrative responsibilities. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: STREET CLEANING AND PLANTING SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5170 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, acts as administrative head of 
the bureau of street cleaning; directs, through subordinate supervisory 
personnel, all street cleaning, planting and refuse collection activities; 
and performs related duties as required,, 

Requires responsibility for: developing, coordinating and executing 
policies, methods and procedures related to all activities and services of 
the street cleaning bureau; making responsible contacts with the general 
public and representatives of other departments on street cleaning and 
clean-up problems and activities operations; over-all supervisory respon- 
sibility for the preparation and maintenance of bureau activities and 
operational records and reports; exercises considerable initiative and 
judgment in planning all street cleaning activities and services. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1, Plans and supervises all activities involved in cleaning city 
streets, tunnels, yard areas and related city-owned properties; assigns 
and directs the inspection and review of all street cleaning activities; 
initiates, organizes and reviews the development of work programs for the 
bureau staff, 

2. Develops, interprets and enforces rules, regulations and policies 
affecting all street cleaning and street planting activities; prepares or 
directs the preparation of correspondence regarding complaints, requests 
or inquiries from the general public or other agencies relative to street 
cleaning activities; prepares or supervises the preparation of the bureau's 
annual report and annual budget; prepares and directs the preparation oi 
street cleaning estimates of cost for work to be performed for other bureaus 
or departments,, 

3„ Attends meetings of neighborhood organizations and other groups 
regarding matters affecting street cleaning and related activities. 

k Supervises requisitioning of all materials, supplies and equipment 
for street cleaning services and activities, including special types of 
mechanical equipment. 

5. Consults vith representatives of other departments in other 
municipalities regarding mutual problems. 

6. Is responsible for motorized cleaning equipment being properly 
maintained and replacements ordered when necessary; supervises scheduling 
of repainting of automotive vehicles engaged in street cleaning activities 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of high school, supple- 
mented by at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in 
street cleaning and refuse collection work, including four years of respon- 
sible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience. 



CLASS TITLE: STREET CLEANING AND PLANTING SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5170 
(continued) 

Knowledge, Abilities c.nd Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: 
the methods, procedures, tools and equipment used in street cleaning and 
refuse collection work; city ordinances and departmental rules and regula- 
tions governing street cleaning, refuse collection and trash disposal work. 

Requ^ ~es ability to: plan, assign, supervise and inspect the work of 
subordinates; read and analyze activities and operational reports and 
records and make appropriate evaluations and appraisals and draw conclu- 
sions therefrom; devise new work methods and procedures for sanitation 
activities; deal courteously and effectively with general public c nd other 
departmental 'officials. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of modern management 
and sanitation techniques to practical operational problems. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : No normal lines of promotion 

From: Street Cleaning General Foreman 



CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF SAN FRANCISCO 



CLASS TITLES STREET REPAIR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5171 



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in directing the maintenance and 
repair of all city streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; assists in 
directing the maintenance and operations of all city movable bridges, 
tunnels, underpasses and overcrossings ; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires responsibility for: interpreting, coordinating and 
assisting in the development of methods and procedures relative to 
the reconstruction, maintenance and repair of city streets and side- 
walks; making contacts with other departmental personnel, the general 
public and outside organizations in connection with street reconstruc- 
tion and maintenance activities; assisting in or preparing, checking, 
and reviewing important and detailed operation reports on street 
reconstruction and maintenance activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in planning and directing all operations in connection 
with the maintenance, repair and improvement of city streets, gutters, 
curbs, retaining walls and other pedestrian and vehicle thoroughfares, 
including tunnels and movable bridges. 

2. Assists in investigating complaints and requests from the public 
and other departments and confers with superintendent; designates 
appropriate action necessary to subordinate personnel; confers with and 
conducts correspondence with city officials and outside agencies in 
connection with street maintenance, repair and improvements. 

3. Assists in coordinating the development of street research and 
reconstruction programs with other construction projects. 

k. Assists in requisitioning or approving the requisitioning of 
materials, supplies and equipment, including the preparation of speci- 
fications for such materials, supplies and equipment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of high school, 
supplemented by at least seven years of progressively responsible 
experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets and 
highways, including three years of responsible supervisory experience; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires considerable knowledge 
of: asphalt and concrete construction, maintenance and repair opera- 
tions in relation to streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; materials, 
tools and equipment in such construction and maintenance work. 



CLASS TITLE: STREET REPAIR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT CODE; 5171 
(Continued) 

Requires ability to: plan, organize and direct the work of sub- 
ordinate employees; maintain records and prepare reports; establish 
and maintain effective working relationships with the general public 
and other departmental personnel. 

License: Requires possession of a valid state motor vehicle 
operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Street Repair Superintendent 

From: Street Repair General Foreman 



Adopted 5/10/62 



CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF SAN FRANCISCO 

CLASS TITLE: STREET REPAIR SUPERINTENDENT CODE: 5172 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for the mainte- 
nance and repair of all city streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; 
directs the maintenance and operations of all city movable bridges, 
tunnels, underpasses and overcrossings; and performs related duties as 
required. 

Requires responsibility for: developing, interpreting and coordinating 
methods and procedures relative to the reconstruction, maintenance and 
repair of city streets and sidewalks; making regular contacts with other 
departmental personnel, the general public and outside organizations in 
connection with street reconstruction and maintenance activities; preparing, 
checking and reviewing important and detailed operation reports on street 
reconstruction and maintenance activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans and directs all operations in connection with the maintenance, 
repair and improvement of city streets, gutters, curbs, retaining walls and 
other pedestrian and vehicle thoroughfares, including tunnels and movable 
bridges. 

2. Investigates complaints and requests from the public and other 
departments and designates appropriate action necessary to subordinate 
personnel; confers and conducts correspondence with city officials and 
outside agencies in connection with street maintenance, repair and 
improvements. 

3. Coordinates the development of street research and reconstruction 
programs with other construction projects. 

k» Requisitions or approves the requisitioning of materials, supplies 
and equipment including the preparation of specifications for such 
materials, supplies and equipment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of high school, supple- 
mented by at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in 
the construction, maintenance and repair of streets and highways, 
including four years of responsible supervisory experience; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
asphalt and concrete construction, maintenance and repair operations in 
relation to streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; materials, tools and 
equipment, utilized in such construction and maintenance work. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and direct the work 
of subordinace personnel; maintain records and prepare reports; requires 
considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relation- 
ships with the general public and other departmental personnel. 

License: Requires possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's 
license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: To: No normal lines of promotion. 

From: Street Repair Assistant Superintendent. 

Revised: 6/1 V62 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO APR - 5 2001 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
JOB CODE TITLE : STREET ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES JOB CODE : 5 1 73 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT Business Code: COMMN 

Definition : 

Under general direction, provides highly complex and responsible assistance to the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Street Environmental Services at the Department of Public Works; manages second level 
supervisory personnel who are engaged in directing the activities of street cleaning, urban forestry 
and landscaping, graffiti abatement, and refuse collection; has responsibility for analysis, development, 
review, and enforcement of Bureau methods, policies and procedures; assumes responsibility for 
budget preparation, cost estimation, personnel matters, safety and training programs, and service 
contracts; conducts field inspections of work performed; represents the department to outside entities; 
and responds to inquiries, requests and complaints; performs related duties as required. 

Distinguishing Features: 

Acts on behalf of the Superintendent and assists in the administration of the Bureau of Street 
Environmental Services. This position supervises the activities of second level supervisors who are 
engaged in activities relevant to street environmental services. 

Supervision Exercised : 

This is a third level supervisory classification that has responsibility for supervision of second level 
supervisors. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of 
duties assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Assists in establishing priorities and in developing, implementing, reviewing, interpreting, and 
administering operating procedures, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 

2. Supervises and evaluates second level supervisors who are engaged in the activities of street 
cleaning, urban forestry and landscaping, graffiti abatement, refuse collection, and the management 
of a fleet of motorized vehicles. 

3. Administers and coordinates functions related to personnel activities for the bureau. 

4. Represents the department to legislative bodies, city departments, community organizations, 
contractors, and the public. 

5. Prepares or directs the preparation of the response to inquiries, requests or complaints. 

6. Directs and monitors the activities of the bureau's safety and training programs. 

7. Prepares and administers the bureau's annual budget, as well as cost estimates of work performed 
for other bureaus or departments. 

8. Assists in directing the preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs) and contracts. 

9. Oversees the requisitioning and storekeeping of materials, supplies, and equipment. 



JOB CODE TITLE: STREET ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES JOB CODE: 5173 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT Business Code: COMMN 



10. Conducts field inspections to ensure that work performed meets standards and codes. 

11. Drives a motor vehicle to meeting, seminars, and field inspections. 

12. Uses a computer to keep records in a data base and communicate with others through email 
or word processing functions. 

13. May prepare requests for proposals (RFPs) and contracts for services by or for the bureau. 

14. Performs related duties as required. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of : methods, procedures, laws, codes and ordinances related to street cleaning; urban 
forestry and landscaping; code enforcement related to streets, buildings or facilities; graffiti abatement; 
refuse collection; custodial maintenance management; vehicle fleet management related to street 
construction, maintenance and repair; street and sewer construction, maintenance and repair; building 
or facility construction, maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and procedures for accident 
prevention; budgeting and personnel procedures and practices; and basic computer literacy. 

Ability to : interpret policy; plan, control, develop, and evaluate resources; define and achieve bureau 
goals and objectives; plan, direct and evaluate the activities of second level supervisors; communicate 
effectively, both orally and in writing; promote and maintain effective working relationships; use a 
computer; operate a motor vehicle; stand and walk for prolonged periods on uneven ground; climb 
stairs or ladders; bend the knees and back; and lift approximately 50 lbs. in the course of performing 
worksite inspections. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

Two years of experience as a second level supervisor or manager in the operation or activities of 
streets, facilities, or buildings. Qualifying experience must be in the areas of street cleaning; urban 
forestry and landscaping; code enforcement related to streets, facilities or buildings; graffiti abatement; 
refuse collection; custodial maintenance management; vehicle fleet management related to street 
construction, maintenance and repair; street and sewer construction, maintenance and repair; or 
building or facility construction, maintenance and repair; AND 

Possession of a valid driver license; AND 

Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods on hilly or uneven ground; to climb up and down 
stairs, or ladders of approximately 25 feet; to bend the knees and back, and to lift objects weighing up 
to 50 lbs., in the course of performing field inspections. (This requirement will be evaluated during the 
probationary period.) 

Effective Date : 6/2/66 

Amended Date : 3/21/01 

Reason for Amendment : 

To reflect accurately the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the most recent job 
analysis conducted for this job code. 



CLASS TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ENGINEER CODE: 5lfk 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible technical 
and administrative engineering work in connection with a wide variety of 
engineering projects and programs; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: interpreting, coordinating and carrying 
out: existing methods and procedures relative to engineering programs and 
projects; making regular contacts with other departmental personnel, 
outside organizations and the general public in connection with the 
interpretation and explanation of engineering programs and projects; and 
preparing a wide variety of detailed technical and administrative reports 
and records relating to engineering projects and programs. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Reviews and analyzes monthly construction reports in determining 
progress payments. 

2. Reviews and analyzes requests for time extention on construction 
and makes recommendations thereon; prepares modifications of contracts. 

3. Reviews and analyzes change orders for determining nature and 
validity of extra work costs and credits. 

I;. Reviews final construction reports in determining final payment 
amounts. 

5. Prepares a wide variety of technical and administrative reports 
on engineering projects, proposed legeslation and planning affecting 
engineering projects and programs. 

6. Participates in the preparation of departmental budgets; prepares 
budget explanation sheets in support of a wide variety of capital 
improvement projects. 

7. Assembles data and information and prepares draft ammendments to 
the municipal code; prepares draft recommendations for state legislation 
affecting engineering activities and projects. 

8. Reviews and prepares contract change orders. 

9. Prepares a wide range of correspondence and reports relative to 
complaints and requests for information on various engineering projects 
and programs; investigates complaints referred by city officials and 
outside agencies and reports on findings and proposed course of action to 
resolve such complaints. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree in one of the major fields of 
engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in the 
administrative, design, planning and construction of engineering projects, 
including two years of responsible supervisory and administrative 
experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ENGINEER (Continued) CODE: 517U 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: 
engineering methods, practices and procedures; modern management techniques; 
municipal engineering programs and departmental organization and 
procedure. 

Requires considerable ability to: prepare a wide variety of detailed 
and complex records, reports and correspondence in connection with 
engineering projects and programs; meet and consult with professional 
engineering personnel, the general public and outside organizations 
relative to engineering projects and similar matters; deal effectively and 
courteously with all levels of management and the general public; and 
evaluate complex problems and make sound recommendations for their sollution. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of administrative and 
engineering techniques and procedures to practical operating problems. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Senior Civil Engineer 

From: Associate Civil Engineer 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF SAFETY, CODE: 5175 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CIASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, plans, develops, reviews and directs a com- 
prehensive program of operational and industrial safety for the Municipal Transit 
System, the Water Department and the Hetch Hetchy Project; investigates and recommends 
on specific and more general aspects of safety factors ; may supervise subordinates ; 
and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification is characterized by its responsibility for: 
the systematic identification, elimination and control of hazards; the development of 
safety programs; the enforcement of safety procedures and regulations in connection with 
utility operations and the incumbent acts as advisor to management on safety related 
matters and represents the Public Utilities Commission before governmental safety regula- 
tory agencies or other bodies concerned with industrial and operational safety matters. 
This position exercises primary responsibility for compliance with all provisions of the 
California Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs and participates in investigations and surveys of plants, facilities and 
buildings; evaluates fire, electrical mechanical, structural or other potentially hazardous 
conditions; observes work activities on an ongoing basis for potentially hazardous work 
methods and procedures and recommends improvements. 

2. Establishes department-wide safety training programs for all operating and 
maintenance personnel including supervisors, foremen and team leaders; provides for 
appropriate courses of instruction in safety procedures; develops a variety of training 
materials, including manuals, bulletins and written procedures in this connection. 

3. Recommends on the removal from service or operation unsafe machinery, electrical 
services, automotive equipment and machinery and orders appropriate repairs, alterations 
or replacement of such; in this connection, prepares detailed cost estimates for the 
correction of unsafe working or operating conditions and participates in the preparation 
of budgetary requests. 

h. Organizes, conducts and participates in regularly scheduled safety meetings 
with workers, supervisors and management personnel; develops and directs a formalized 
safety training program. 

5. Maintains current information in the field of industrial and occupational safety 
as it applies to the work activities of the various utilities; keeps informed on State, 
Federal and local legislation relating to transportation, industrial and occupational 
safety. 

6. Participates in the investigation of accidents and cooperates with operating 
and management personnel in determining causes of accidents; recommends appropriate 
corrective action; prepares reports of investigations for management, legislative bodies 
and industrial safety agencies. 



CIASS TITLE: DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF SAFETY, CODE: 5175 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a k year college or university and 
possession of a baccalaureate degree in engineering supplemented by 5 years experience 
as a professional engineer in a position involving considerable responsibility for indus- 
trial and/or operational safety. Such experience must have included the planning and 
conduct of safety training programs, inspection of equipment and related safety activities. 

Knowledges, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge of: the theory 
and practice of modern industrial safety, particularly as applicable to public transit, 
mechanical maintenance and repair, electric power transmission and water distribution 
activities; electrical, mechanical and structural factors affecting industrial safety; 
Federal, State and local legislation relating to safety practices and procedures. 

Requires the ability to: plan, revise and carry out a comprehensive program in 
industrial safety including personnel training, inspection and correction of unsafe 
conditions; deal effectively with employees, supervisors and managers in carrying out 
safety programs and procedures; write and speak clearly. 

Licenses: Requires registration by the state of California as a Professional Safety 
Engineer. 

Position exempt from Civil Service examination and appointment provisions of the 
Charter (section 3.593). 

NEW CIASS 
ADOPTED: 2/7/77 



CLASS TITLE: CHIEF VALUATION AND RATE ENGINEER CODE: 5176 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, performs difficult and 
responsible professional engineering and administrative work in connection 
with the valuation of public utilities for taxation condemnation and rate 
making purposes; may plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate 
personnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: assisting in originating, developing 
and coordinating techniques and methods relative to utility valuation and 
rate setting matters; making regular important contacts with city and other 
governmental officials and responsible members of outside organizations and 
the general public in connection with valuation and rate-making activities; 
and the preparation and review of important and complex technical data, 
records and reports relative to valuation and rate activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, directs and prepares valuations of public utility 
corporations for condemnation, taxation or rate-making for presentation 
before the public utilities commission or federal courts. 

2. Prepares studies and reports on costs of public utility properties, 
railroads and bus companies for rate-making purposes; studies and tests the 
validity of utility operating and maintenance expenses, depretiation 
practices, working capital and other allowances relative to determining rates 
and returns. 

3. Consults with and advises the city attorney and his staff on 
problems of public utilities economic operations, engineering, taxation and 
franchises and regulatory practices, 

li. Represents the city attorney's office at technical engineering 
conferences with the public utilities commission and at similar hearings 
before the commission. 

5. Prepares technical analyses in connection with the negotiations 
of and letting of franchises and makes recommendations regarding the terms 
and conditions on which franchises should be granted. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in one 
of the general fields of engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible engineering 
experience related to utility valuation and rate setting activities, including 
four years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
modern engineering practices and techniques, particularly as applicable to the 
valuation, rate setting and related aspects of public utilities; all laws, 
ordinances and regulations relating to public utilities operations, valuations, 
rate-setting and franchises-letting; and regulatory powers and practices of the 
public utilities commission. 



CLASS TITLE: CHIEF VALUATION AND RATE ENGINEER (Continued) 

CODE : 5176 



Requires considerable ability to: prepare detailed and complex 
studies and analyses and to interpret and make sound recommendations in 
connection with such analyses; consult with professional engineering, 
legal and private officials on valuation and rate-setting problems; 
and plan, assign and direct the activities of subordinate personnel. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: 

From: Original Examination 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SAFETY OFFICER CODE: 5177 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, plans, develops, reviews and directs a com- 
prehensive program of operational and industrial safety for the Municipal Transit 
System, the Water Department and the Hetch Hetchy Project; investigates and recommends 
on specific and more general aspects of safety factors; may supervise subordinates; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification is characterized by its responsibility for: 
the systematic identification, elimination and control of hazards; the development of 
safety programs; the enforcement of safety procedures and regulations in connection with 
utility operations and the incumbent acts as advisor to management on safety related 
matters and represents the Public Utilities Commission before governmental safety regu- 
latory agencies or other bodies concerned with industrial and operational safety matters. 
This position exercises primary responsibility for compliance with all provisions of the 
California Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs and participates in investigations and surveys of plants, facilities and 
buildings; evaluates fire, electrical mechanical, structural or other potentially hazardous 
conditions; observes work activities on an ongoing basis for potentially hazardous work 
methods and procedures and recommends improvements. 

2. Establishes department-wide safety training programs for all operating and 
maintenance personnel including supervisors, foremen and team leaders; provides for 
appropriate courses of instruction in safety procedures; develops a variety of training 
materials, including manuals, bulletins and written procedures in this connection. 

3. Recommends on the removal from service or operation unsafe machinery, electrical 
services, automotive equipment and machinery and orders appropriate repairs, alterations 
or replacement of such; in this connection, prepares detailed cost estimates for the 
correction of unsafe working or operating conditions and participates in the preparation 
of budgetary requests. 

4. Organizes, conducts and participates in regularly scheduled safety meetings 
with workers, supervisors and management personnel; develops and directs a formalized 
safety training program. 

5. Maintains current information in the field of industrial and occupational safety 
as it applies to the work activities of the various utilities; keeps informed on State, 
Federal and local legislation relating to transportation, industrial and occupational 
safety. 

6. Participates in the investigation of accidents and cooperates with operating 
and management personnel in determining causes of accidents; recommends appropriate 
corrective action; prepares reports of investigations for management, legislative bodies 
and industrial safety agencies. 



CLASS TITLE: SAFETY OFFICER CODE: 5177 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a 4 year college or university and 
possession of a baccalaureate degree in engineering supplemented by 5 years experience as 
a professional engineer in a position involving considerable responsibility for indus- 
trial and/or operational safety. Such experience must have included the planning and 
conduct of safety training programs, inspection of equipment and related safety activities. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires a comprehensive knowledge of: the theory 
and practice of modern industrial safety, particularly as applicable to public transit, 
mechanical maintenance and repair, electric power transmission and water distribution 
activities, electrical, mechanical and structural factors affecting industrial safety; 
Federal, State and local legislation relating to safety practices and procedures. 

Requires the ability to: plan, revise and carry out a comprehensive program in 
industrial safety including personnel training, inspection and correction of unsafe 
conditions; deal effectively with employees, supervisors and managers in carrying out 
safety programs and procedures; write and speak clearly. 

Licenses: Requires registration by the state of California as a Professional Safety 
Engineer. 

PROMOTIVE LINES:- 

TO: To Be Determined 

FROM: Original Entrance Examination 

ADOPTED: July 18, 1977 

(Abolishes class 5175 Director, Bureau of Safety, Public Utilities Commission) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, PROPERTY CONSERVATION CODE: 5178 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs several housing 
code enforcement activities involving systematic, areawide and citywide abatement pro- 
grams of the Division of Apartment House and Hotel Inspection and the Property Conserva- 
tion Division; coordinates the work of these divisions with those of other city, state 
and federal agencies engaged in related activities; and performs related duties as re- 
quired, 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Assistant Superintendent, Property Conservation is responsible for overall ad- 
ministration of Property Conservation Division and Apartment House and Hotel Inspec- 
tion Divisions. The incumbent of this position is responsible for evaluating and de- 
veloping input to all local, state and federal conservation related legislation; re- 
sponsible for upgrading and improving housing and enforcement data systems and develop- 
ing training programs for conservation and rehabilitation activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes and administers a comprehensive program necessary to the en- 
forcement of the housing code and related laws and ordinances, including the applicable 
portions of the building, plumbing and electrical codes as they relate to rehabilitation 
programs, abatement and Division of Apartment and Hotel Inspection activities; formu- 
lates and directs the execution of policies relating to these inspection programs and 
the equitable enforcement of related legal requirements. 

These activities encompass assignment and supervision of the work of supervisory 
personnel engaged in overseeing field staff personnel in inspection, report preparation, 
preparation of specifications, cost estimates, bids and contracts necessary to meet the 
legal financial requirements of the federal, state and city programs such as FACE*, RAP* 
and Abatement, 

2. Recommends changes in legislation with regard to the housing codes and conserva- 
tion/rehabilitation programs at local, state and federal level. 

3. Personally reviews and conducts meetings, acting as arbitrator on behalf of 
Superintendent, concerning matters/conflicts involving inspectors, contractors, tenants, 
owners, etc,, when conflicts arise with existing codes, differences in contract inter- 
pretations, claims of unsatisfactory workmanship, etc., and makes recommendations for 
resolving such problems, 

4, Reviews and evaluates survey reports; acts on behalf of Superintendent in dis- 
cussions with representatives of other agencies concerning the establishment of poli- 
cies related to conservation and housing code enforcement programs throughout the city, 

5, Administers, reviews and develops improvements in methods and procedures in 
work to be performed in connection with federal programs (e,g», FACE) and date and 
city/county programs (e.g., RAP), including relocation service, public improvement 
planning and implementation and rehabilitation financing assistance, systematic code en- 
forcement programs (DAHI), etc. 

6, Represents/assists the Superintendent of Building Inspection at governmental 
and private committee meetings dealing with various conservation code enforcement prob- 
lems. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, PROPERTY CONSERVATION CODE: 5178 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (contd) 

7. Establishes operational procedures and policies and directs the preparation 
of questionnaires, letters and other materials to be used in connection with conser- 
vation code enforcement activities under his control. 

8. Prepares public information releases, reports and makes public appearances in 
explaining and discussing the conservation/code enforcement programs and their appli- 
cation to the city, 

*FACE-Federally Assisted Code Enforcement Program 

*RAP -Rehabilitation Assistance Programs (not federally supported) 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in city planning, civil engineering, 
architecture, public health (with State of California license as sanitarian) or public 
admini stration. 

Requires 12 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, programming 
and implementation of housing code enforcement and rehabilitation, including 8 years of 
responsible administrative experience 5 years of which shall have been with administra- 
tive operation of housing code enforcement^ conservation or rehabilitation programs 
involving state, federal or locally assisted loan programs; or an equivalent combina- 
tion of training and experience. A masters degree in public administration may be 
considered for 2 years of the administrative experience in an assisted loan program. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: The laws, 
procedures and techniques relating to housing code enforcement and abatement activities 
and assisted loan programs; regulations, ordinances, legal and financial aspects of 
property conservation programs. 

Requires unique ability to: Administer a large, diversified staff of technical, 
inspectional, financial and other particularly skilled personnel in property conserva- 
tion programs; supervise the preparation of reports, papers and records in said pro- 
grams; speak and provide testimony on property conservation and code enforcement 
activities; supervise the development and implementation of diversified training pro- 
grams for property conservation and housing code enforcement activities; develop and 
maintain contacts with other agencies involved in housing, conservation and rehabili- 
tation fields including local, state and federal levels at top policy making levels. 

Requires considerable skill in analyzing legislation involving housing code en- 
forcement and rehabilitation; in preparing programs for implementation of said ac- 
tivities. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : To be determined 

From: 5286 Administrator, Property Conservation Division 

Adopted: 
(NEW CLASS) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5179 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities and training 
of subordinate personnel engaged In one of the Bureau of Building Inspection 
program areas; develops, Implements, and maintains policies, procedures and 
productivity standards for the assigned program; and performs related duties 
as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions 1n this class report to the Deputy Superintendent, Building 
Inspection, and are responsible for overall administration and Implementation 
of a program such as Construction Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Property 
Conservation, Permit Processing and Issuance, or Management and Fiscal 
Administration. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Plans, organizes and administers a comprehensive program to enforce 
applicable codes, laws, ordinances and policies 1n an area such as 
construction Inspection, mechanical Inspection, property conservation, and 
permit processing and Issuance; 1n the management and fiscal administration 
program, plans, organizes and administers the activities of the divisions of 
records management, management Information systems, public services, 
disability access services and administrative services. 

2. Interprets and explains various codes, policies and procedures to 
staff, the construction Industry and the general public, Including the 
building, housing, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes. 

3. Recommends changes 1n legislation at the federal, state, and local 
levels affecting program Implementation and enforcement, and to internal 
operating policies and procedures. 

4. Represents the Superintendent at meetings with Inspection staff, 
contractors, tenants and property owners to review and resolve disputes 
Involving code Interpretation and compliance. 

5. Prepares cases for hearing by the Board of Permit Appeals and 
represents the bureau before various boards, commissions and committees. 

6. In the Management and Fiscal Administration program, prepares and 
manages the bureau budget; acts as Hal son to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors 
and the Controller regarding the development and administration of the bureau 
budget; analyzes bureau fee structures; directs general bureau management and 
administration functions such as purchasing, requisitioning, Information 
systems, and bureau personnel record maintenance. 

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CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5179 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications. . .and other 
particulars. . .Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 

General Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Considerable knowledge of: legal 
and administrative procedures and techniques relating to Interpretation and 
enforcement of various codes such as the building, housing, electrical and 
plumbing codes. The position 1n the Management and Fiscal Administration 
program requires considerable knowledge of budget administration, records 
management, and basic personnel administration concepts. 

Considerable skill and ability to: plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate 
the work of a large, diversified staff; deal with politically sensitive code 
Interpretation and enforcement Issues Involving contractors and property 
owners; and communicate effectively orally and 1n writing. 

ADOPTED: 3/13/75 

RETITLED AND AMENDED: 6/7/93 



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SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5 1 80 

DEFINITION: Under general administrative direction, the Deputy Directors direct and administer the different 
divisions of the department; assist the Director in the development, coordination and implementation of the policies and 
procedures for the department to conform to the City Charter, Administrative Code, Federal, State, and City codes, 
related ordinances and laws; develop and administer the department budget; may act for the Director of Building 
Inspection in his/her absence; represent the department before boards, commissions and committees when necessary. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Positions in this class accomplish work within a broad framework with sole authority 
and responsibility for one of the two programs: Inspection Services or Permit Processing and Administration. The two 
positions in this class administer the activities of the assigned program and report to the Director, Building Inspection. 
This is the second line over the supervisor in the Professional, Supervisory and Management class series. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises administrative direction over managers of different divisions and support 
personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 7, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties 
assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Assists the Director in the development of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for all departmental activities and 
assigned programs; ensures that the policies and procedures are in conformance with the City Charter, 
Administrative Code, Federal, State, City codes, related ordinances and laws. 

2. Acts as general advisor to the Director; assists the Director in the formulation of the departmental work programs, 
the assignment, scheduling and review of programmatic activities and work production control 

3. Provides interpretations of the various codes; reviews and recommends changes in legislation of the various codes. 

4. Directs and reviews activities of the various divisions in the assigned program; develops and implements operational 
policies and procedures for the assigned program; ensures that the goals and objectives are met; recommends 
changes when necessary. 

5. Develops and administers the budget for the assigned programs by analyzing and determining the needs of the 
program and monitoring the revenue and expenditure of the program; prepares and supervises the preparation of 
contracts for outside professional services. 

6. Maintains liaison with other governmental agencies, civic groups, professional societies and general public to obtain 
financial and other support for the development and implementation of the different activities of the department. 

7. Assists the Director in the overall administration of the department; may officially represent the Department of 
Building inspection and the Building Inspection Commission before boards, commissions, and committees. 

8. Assumes primary responsibility in the development and advancement of subordinates through training and effective 
use of employee development programs. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5 1 80 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (As the current positions are exempt from examination under 
the provisions of Charter Section 3.750-2 the following qualifications are desirable) 

Knowledge of: 

comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, purpose, scope and techniques of building, housing, electrical, 
plumbing and mechanical codes, related ordinances and laws; a good working knowledge of the provisions of the City 
Charter and Administrative Code; knowledge of the principles and practices of budget development, administration, and 
personnel administration. 

Ability to: 

manage, supervise, train and coordinate diverse programs in the functional area of responsibility by planning, directing, 
and reviewing work of subordinate staff; analyze situations and recommend appropriate solutions; work effectively with 
various boards and commissions; deal tactfully and effectively with the media, general public, government officials, and 
professional and technical people and employees; establish and maintain effective working relationship with officials, 
members of other departments, civic organizations, agencies and the general public; communicate effectively both orally 
and in writing in formal and informal settings. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that could provide the 
required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience: Eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in building construction, plan checking 
and code enforcement; at least four years of this experience must be supervisory with two of the four years in the 
enforcement of building codes. 

Training: Relevant education in construction management, architecture or civil engineering. 

License or Certificate: May require the possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver License. 

Special Requirements: Essential duties may require the following physical skills and work environment: ability to 
work in a standard office environment. 

The two existing positions are exempt from examination under the provisions of Charter Section 3.750-2. Any 
additional positions created in the future will be subject to examination. 

Effective: 11/24/95 



SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5181 

DEFINITION: 

Subject to the policy direction of the Building Inspection Commission, serves as administrative head of the Department 
of Building Inspection; exercises administrative direction and coordination through subordinates in the enforcement, 
administration, and interpretation of the City's housing, building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes. The 
Director is responsible for coordinating, approving, and executing policies and procedures related to plan check and 
inspection activities, programs and projects; conducting difficult negotiations; maintaining continued personal contacts; 
making presentations before boards, commissions, committees, administrative officials, community groups, media, and 
the general public; and directing the preparation, approval, review and maintenance of the city's codes to be in 
compliance with the federal and state regulations. As the Building Official for the City and County of San Francisco, the 
Director is responsible for interpreting the various codes and regulations. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises functional supervision over the Department of Building Inspection 
personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 7, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties 
assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

I. Plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities of the Department of Building Inspection; directs the 

coordination, development, and implementation of the different programs of the department; cooperates with other 
affected departments or agencies in such development and implementation. 

2. Administers, interprets and implements policies and programs of the Building Inspection Commission; analyzes and 
makes recommendations on policy matters, programs and procedures. 

3. Directs the development of a long-range and comprehensive building inspection program through research, analysis, 
and planning; develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities for all department activities. 

4. Recommends changes in legislation with regard to building, housing, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes; 
conducts preliminary hearings with contractors, property owners, technical groups on recommended legislation. 

5. Appears before the Building Inspection Commission, committees, the Board of Supervisors, other commissions, 
public agencies, organizations, community groups regarding construction/inspection code interpretations, policies 
and programs; represents the department and the Building Inspection Commission at various interdepartmental 
committees. 

6. Reviews and makes recommendations on all matters heard by the Building Inspection Commission; directs the 
preparation of agenda for regular and special Building Inspection Commission meetings and reports; acts as a 
technical advisor to the Building Inspection Commission. 

7. Reviews and recommends budget and makes presentations to the Commission, Mayor and the Board of Supervisors 
on budget matters; directs the maintenance of necessary records and reports. 

8. Participates/assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through training and effective use of 
employee development program. 

9. Serves as ex-officio member and acts as secretary for the Abatement Appeals Board, Access Appeals Commission. 
Board of Examiners, Building Code Advisory Committee, Seismic Investigation and Hazard Survey Advisory 
Committee, and Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Appeals Board. 



CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5181 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge of: 

the principles, practices, purpose and scope of building, housing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes; 
the techniques and practices related to the enforcement of codes; the legal processes and consideration involved in 
prosecuting violations of the building construction code. 

Ability to: 

administer a department with diverse programs by planning, organizing, directing and reviewing work of subordinate 
staff; exercise exceptional administrative ingenuity, independent analysis, adaptability and judgment on various complex 
issues; deal tactfully and effectively with the press, general public, government officials, and professional and technical 
persons and employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, directors and members of 
other departments, civic organizations, agencies, and the general public; communicate effectively both orally and in 
writing. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that could provide the 
required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in building construction, plan checking and 
code enforcement with six years of administrative experience in the enforcement of the Building Code and other 
Construction codes. 

Training: Relevant educational background in construction management, civil engineering or architecture. 

License or Certificate: May require the possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license. 

Special Requirements: Essential duties may require the following physical skills and work environment: ability to 
work in a standard office environment. 

Position exempt from examination under the provisions of Charter Section 3.750-2. 

Effective: 11/24/95 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR CODE: 5182 

ENGINEERING AND CITY ENGINEER 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, serves as the City Engineer and 1s 
responsible for the overall direction of the bureaus of engineering, 
architecture, and construction management. Performs highly responsible 
administrative and professional engineering work 1n connection therewith; at 
the request of the Director may plan, organize, coordinate and direct all 
internal and external phases of the City's Clean Water Program; may act for 
the Director of Public Works 1n case of absence; and performs related duties 
as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single-position classification reports to the Director of Public 
Works, and administers Charter responsibilities of the City Engineer. The 
Incumbent has primary responsibility for the direction of architectural, 
engineering, construction management, and related activities and 
administration of the Department of Public Works . 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (Civil Service Rule 7) 

1. Administratively plans, sets policy and directs major activities of 
the bureaus of Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, and future 
work programs; directs the review and approval of contract plans, 
specifications, change orders and payments; prepares capital Improvement 
programs and project budgets. 

2. Directs the preparation of reports for management review on the 
probable effects on the City of various projects and programs proposed by 
local, regional and federal agencies; prepares recommendations on public 
Improvements and the ways and means of financing work programs. 

3. Confers with various officials and the public relative to complaints 
Involving various technical projects and provides information on current and 
proposed projects and work programs; develops management potential of 
subordinate staff. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Municipal engineering and 
architecture, public works construction and operating problems; modern 
management and administration methods; and City organization and operations. 

Ability to: Plan and direct the activities of several large public works 
bureaus; develop and disseminate policies and programs; represent the 
department, meet and consult with professional personnel, public and private 
officials and others on complex engineering, architectural and related 
administrative matters; review, analyze and exercise good judgment on complex 
professional public works administrative problems. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR CODE: 5182 

ENGINEERING AND CITY ENGINEER 



License: Requires registration as a professional engineer in the State of 
Cal ifornia. 



NOTE : This class 1s exempt from Civil Service examination under Section 
3.510 of the Charter. 



ADOPTED: 1/12/61 

AMENDED: 12/18/78 

RETITLED AND AMENDED: 4/20/92 

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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

DOCUMENTS 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5183 

OCT 2.1 1975 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for directing the enforce- 
ment of existing building construction codes, laws and ordinances; assigns and directs 
the work of subordinate personnel engaged in these activities; and performs related 
duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Deputy Superintendent, Building Inspection is second in command to the Super- 
intendent of Building Inspection and Property Conservation. The incumbent is directly 
responsible for administering the Permit Inspection Division and Plans Approval Division 
which includes responsibility for all code updating involving structural matters and 
structural approval evaluations as well as long-range planning of activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs the activities of personnel engaged in the inspection and enforcement 
of building construction codes and the plan checking functions thereof. 

2. Directs the review and analysis of existing codes and the preparation of 
structural code changes; new materials and new methods of construction approvals and 
code interpretations involving structural matters. 

3. Coordinates building construction inspection activities with similar activities 
in other city departments and assists in resolving conflicts and the improvement of 
inspection procedures. 

4. Confers and corresponds with architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners 
and others including technical and professional organizations regarding building con- 
struction code interpretations and applications. 

5. In the absence of the Superintendent of Building Inspection and Property Con- 
servation, acts as bureau head. 

6. Personally reviews complex engineering plans and designs in cases when such 
plans seriously conflict with existing codes and makes recommendations for resolving 
such problems. 

7. Directs the development of training programs for technical and professional 
personnel. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university, 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires 15 years of progressively responsible experience in structural designing 
and stress and force analysis of major building construction projects and related 
phases of civil engineering, of which 8 years shall have been at or above the Senior 
Civil Engineer level including 4 years of administrative experience involving an or- 
ganization with several classes of work and at least 25 inspectional, technical and 
professional employees, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A 
masters degree in public administration may be considered as equivalent to 2 years of 
the administrative experience. A registered civil engineer qualified to use the title 
of Structural Engineer may be considered as having the equivalent of 1 year of the ad- 
ministrative experience. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5183 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of administra- 
tion and civil engineering methods, techniques and practices, particularly as related 
to the enforcement and application of building construction codes; the legal and ad- 
ministrative processes and considerations involved in prosecuting violations of the 
building construction codes. 

Requires unique ability to: Plan and direct a building construction codes program 
and assist in formulating uniform policies and standards for the enforcement of build- 
ing construction codes; meet and consult with professional personnel and private of- 
ficials on code problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with 
other public agency officials, contractors, architects and engineers and others in 
connection with building construction inspection activities. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the State of Calif. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5184 Superintendent of Building Inspection and Property Conservation 

From: 5210 Senior Civil Engineer 

5179 Assistant Superintendent, Building Inspection Administration 

Amended & Retitled: 

(Abolishes class 5183 Building Inspection Assistant Superintendent) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5184 

AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for directing a comprehensive 
code enforcement program of building construction codes, laws and ordinances, includ- 
ing property conservation activities consisting of areawide rehabilitation programs 
using local, state and/or federal funds; abatement activities citywide and systematic 
Housing Code enforcement programs; plans, assigns and directs the work of subordinate 
personnel engaged in these activities; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Superintendent of Building Inspection and Property Conservation is responsible 
for managing the Bureau of Building Inspection which includes the Property Conserva- 
tion Division and the Central Permit Bureau in the Department of Public Works. The 
incumbent is responsible for planning and directing a comprehensive building inspection 
and property conservation program and formulating and applying uniform policies and 
standards for the enforcement of building construction codes. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive program of building inspection 
necessary to the enforcement of building construction codes, laws and ordinances, in- 
cluding building, housing, plumbing and electrical codes; formulates and directs the 
execution of policies relating to the building inspection program and the equitable 
enforcement of related legal requirements. 

2. Directs and participates in the review and revision of existing building con- 
struction codes; confers with architects, engineers, contractors and other profes- 
sional personnel in connection with building construction code application to compli- 
cated projects; directs the coordination of building inspection activities with simi- 
lar activities in other city departments and assists in resolving conflicts and the 
improvement of inspection procedures. 

3. Recommends changes in legislation with regard to building construction and 
housing codes; conducts preliminary hearings with contractors, technical and property 
owner groups on recommended legislation; appears before the Board of Supervisors on 
legislative changes in the codes. 

4. Confers, participates in and corresponds with various technical and profes- 
sional personnel, organizations and societies regarding engineering design, property 
conservation and building construction code interpretations. 

5. Personally reviews complex engineering plans and designs in cases when such 
plans seriously conflict with existing building construction codes and makes recom- 
mendations for resolving such problems. 

6. Attends and speaks before a variety of groups, organizations and associations 
relative to the property conservation programs. 

7. Approves or disapproves the use of new building construction materials and 
construction methods in cases not specifically covered in the building codes; may ap- 
prove alternate forms of construction. 



CLASS TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION CODE: 5184 

AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (contd) 

8. Recommends changes in state and federal legislation involving property con- 
servation and code enforcement; appears before committees hearing such legislation 
and works with legislative staff to draft such legislation. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university, 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires 20 years of progressively responsible experinece in structural designing 
and stress and force analyses of major building construction projects and related 
phases of civil engineering, including 10 years experience at or above the level of 
Senior Civil Engineer of which shall be 5 years of responsible administrative experi- 
ence at Assistant Superintendent level in Bureau of Building Inspection and Property 
Conservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

A masters degree in public administration may be considered as 2 years admini- 
strative training. The Deputy Superintendent of Building Inspection shall be deemed 
to qualify for the 5 years administrative experience after completion of 2 years in 
that position. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: Civil 
Engineering methods, techniques and practices, and the strength, characteristics and 
uses of construction materials, particularly as related to the enforcement and appli- 
cation of the building construction codes; the legal processes and consideration in- 
volved in prosecuting violations of the building construction codes. 

Requires unusual ability to: Plan and direct a comprehensive building inspection 
program and property conservation programs and formulate and apply uniform policy and 
standards for the enforcement of building construction codes; meet and consult with 
professional personnel and private officials on building construction code problems; 
establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public agency of- 
ficials, contractors, architects, engineers and others in connection with building 
inspection and property conservation activities; participate in formulation of legis- 
lation at local, state and federal level to improve property conservation programs. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the State of 
California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5182 City Engineer and Deputy Director of Public Works 

From: 5183 Deputy Superintendent, Building Inspection 



Amended and Retitled: 

(Abolishes class 5184 Building Inspection Superintendent) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: GENERAL MANAGER, HETCH HETCHY PROJECT CODE: 5185 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to top management approval, exercises general administration over all 
functions of the Hetch Hetchy Project , including water supplies, hydroelectric generation, 
and maintenance of all existing facilities; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for coordinating, approving and executing all policies 
and methods affecting the entire organization; all forms of physical assets through 
efficient and economical management; making personal contacts to establish and maintain 
good public relations, frequently involving difficult negotiations and interpretations of 
policies, rules and regulations, and difficult internal situations involving dealing with 
persons of high rank and professional, specialized and technical standing; directing the 
preparation and reviewing and approving the maintenance of records and reports effecting 
all operational, maintenance, and administrative functions. Managerial nature of duties 
requires normal physical effort and manual dexterity with little or no accident or health 
hazards or exposure to disagreeable elements. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Exercises administrative and executive management responsibility for the operation 
of the Hetch Hetchy Project, including hydroelectric generation of energy, to supply 
municipal needs and for sale to irrigation districts and industrial consumers. 

2. Through subordinates, exercises control of operating properties, including dams 
and appurtenant impounding and regulating reservoirs and diversion works; also, of water 
supply tunnels and aqueduct pipe lines, power houses, transmission lines and related 
structures and facilities. 

3. Through various staff and subordinate supervisory personnel, directs the operation 
and maintenance of all water supply and power facilities; directs planning for the future 
development of the system; directs the administration of land and water rights, water 
legislation, damage claims and other related matters; directs and participates in the 
preparation of budgetary requests and subsequent fiscal controls. 

4. Exercises administrative and executive management responsibility for the operation 
of the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power engaged in providing and furnishing utility service 
for municipal purposes, including those operations necessary for providing public street 
lighting. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university, 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil or mechanical engineering. 

Requires at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, 
supervisory, and administrative capacities in the water supply and hydroelectric generating 
fields, preferably with a very large public waterworks or electric utility organization, 
of which at least four years shall have been in a responsible executive or management 
capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires thorough, technical and practical working 
knowledge of waterworks administration and operation, including hydroelectric generation 
and transmission and development of water supplies and distribution systems; thorough 
knowledge of the techniques of good administrative organization and executive control. 



CLASS TITLE: GENERAL MANAGER, HETCH HETCHY PROJECT CODE: 5185 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (continued) I 

Requires demonstrated managerial ability to establish and maintain good employee 
and public relations. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

No normal lines of promotion - position exempt from examination. 

ADOPTED: 7-2-79 



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SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

CLASS TITLE: FINANCIAL MANAGER CODE: 5186 

DEFINITION: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for directing finance and budget services of a large 
and/or complex department including financial reporting, budget preparation, and financial analysis; 
directs the activities of subordinate personnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties as 
required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5 1 86 Finance Manager are distinguished from positions in other management-level 
fiscal, budgeting, accounting, property-management, capital -project, and payroll positions by the 
broader range of responsibility for directing the department's overall finance and budget services. 
The 5186 Finance Manager may direct the activities and personnel of more than one finance/budget 
functional area in addition to having responsibilities for preparation and analysis of capital projects 
and plans, establishment of rates and fees for department services or lease of department facilities, 
administration of complex contracts, appraisal of the department's real property, and/or 
administration of external audits. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

Exercises administrative direction over employees in the finance and budget section of the general 
administrative division of a large and/or complex department. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the duties of the class and shall not be considered as a 
restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Directs the preparation, coordination, and input of the department's annual budget; represents 
the department in budget discussions with the Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors' 
budget analyst. 

2. Establishes the rates and charges for departmental services and obtains legislative approvals. 

3. Directs the preparation of the department's capital plans. 

4. Directs department input into revenue bond authorizations and sales and general obligation 
bond authorizations and sales, including the development of relationships with rating 
agencies, underwriting firms, bond counsels, and bond trustees; may manage debt issuances. 

5. Directs the securing of Federal, State, and/or local grants and loan program funds for capital 
projects, including applications, amendments, budgets, regulation review and compliance, 
billings, eligibility analysis, project close-out, and loan repayments. 



CLASS TITLE: FINANCIAL MANAGER CODE: 5186 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (cont.) 

6. Manages the preparation of indirect cost plans or other overhead allocation plans. 

7. Establishes procedures to review and expedite supplemental appropriation requests and 
resolve issues. 

8. Directs the preparation, review, and distribution of detailed and complex capital project 
financial analyses and management reports that provide information on status of 
budget/expenditure, appropriations, grant billing, fund source/availability, and projected 
revenues and expenditures; may analyze development proposals. 

9. Coordinates all internal and external audits of the department's finances including grant, 
enterprise, and management audits. 

1 0. Directs the calculation of revenue requirements and/or the review and preparation of 
recommendations regarding rates and costs of service and requests for rate adjustments; 
coordinates public hearing processes for the department and rate boards; administers 
service/sales contracts between the City and wholesale and retail customers. 

1 1 . Directs appraisals or estimates of value of real property for acquisition, sale or lease of 
department lands and properties; conducts audit of property leases; maintains records and 
prepares reports of real property acquisitions, sales and leases. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications. ..and other particulars... Applicants 
must be guided solely by the announcement of the examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 

Knowledg e: Comprehensive knowledge of: general administrative principles; negotiating 
techniques; principles and practices of technical operations of assigned division; management 
principles; budget preparation and administration; capital project finance. 

Ability to: plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates; analyze and solve problems; identify 
and choose appropriate decisions; make judgments on all decisions and realize ramifications or 
possible impact of each decision; deal tactfully and effectively with government officials, 
representatives of outside groups and interests, tenants, customers, employees, the general public, and 
others at all levels concerning business activities; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive technical 
reports, correspondence, and proposals to political bodies; establish and maintain effective oral 
communication and cooperative working relationships. 



CLASS TITLE: FINANCIAL MANAGER CODE: 5186 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: 

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, 
skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities 
would be: 

Experience: Seven years of professional administrative experience in an area related to the specific 
position including four years of management experience (e.g., capital projects; budget and finance for 
a large and/or complex department, etc.) 

Training: Baccalaureate degree in a related field. 

License or Certificate: Some positions may require possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid 
California drivers license. 

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: 
Ability to work in a standard office environment. 
Some positions may require driving. 



AMENDED AND RETITLED: 8/25/95 

REASON FOR AMENDMENT/RETITLEMENT: Retitled and amended to reflect current duties 
and responsibilities. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5187 

FOR PUBLIC SERVICES 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, 1s responsible for the overall 
direction of the bureaus of building Inspection; subdivision, surveys and 
mapping; and environmental regulation and management. Performs highly 
responsible administrative and professional engineering work 1n connection 
therewith. Plans, organizes and directs all regulatory functions of the 
Department of Public Works; and may act for the Director of Public Works 1n 
case of absence; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single-position classification reports to the Director of Public 
Works. The Incumbent has primary responsibility for the direction of building 
Inspection; subdivision, surveys, and mapping; and environmental regulation 
and management; and related activities and administrative functions of the 
Department of Public Works. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Administratively plans, sets policy and directs major activities of 
the bureaus of building Inspection; subdivision, surveys and mapping; and 
environmental regulation and management; directs major programs regulating 
construction and use of public and private buildings; regulates use of dty 
streets and roads, subdivisions, and survey networks; regulates pre-treatment 
of industrial wastes and discharges Into the City's sewer system.. 

2. Within the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works, directs 
regulatory compliance functions Including asbestos abatement, hazardous 
materials Identification and control, and environmental regulation service 
provisions to other bureaus and departments. 

3. Recommends policies and programs; confers with engineering, 
architectural and contracting organizations, and public and special Interest 
groups relative to recommended policies; directs the preparation, 
Implementation, and monitoring of legislation; appears before various elected 
and appointed boards and commissions. 

4. Establishes and disseminates policies relative to bureau operations, 
Including budget, revenue and fee structures, personnel and training, and 
related matters. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qual 1f Icatlons. . .and other 
particulars... Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR CODE: 5187 

PUBLIC SERVICES 

QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
Municipal engineering and architecture, public works construction and 
operating problems; modern management and administration methods; and City 
organization and operations. 

Requires considerable ability to: Plan and direct the activities of 
several large public works bureaus; develop and disseminate policies and 
programs; meet and consult with professional personnel, public and private 
officials and others on complex engineering, architectural and related 
administrative matters; review, analyze and exercise good judgment on complex 
professional public works administrative problems. 

License: Requires registration as a professional engineer In the State of 
Cal ifornia. 



ADOPTED: 9/8/80 

RETITLED AND AMENDED: 4/20/92 

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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5188 

(MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS) 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for directing all 
maintenance and operation activities of the department of public works, 
including sewer repair and sewer treatment, street repair, building main- 
tenance and repair, and street cleaning; assigns and directs the activities 
of subordinate personnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: developing, coordinating and 
approving methods and procedures affecting the activities of a large and 
diversified operating unit; continuous contacts with responsible city- 
officials and representatives from outside organizations and groups in 
connection with the interpretation of departmental policies, rules and 
regulations; requires overall supervisory responsibility for the pre- 
paration and maintenance of important and detailed operational and main«= 
*enance reports ind records 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Confers with subordinate bureau heads and other city officials 
relative to formulating and obtaining adherence to administrative poli- 
cies, technical standards and procedures for effective operation of public 
works maintenance and operation activities. 

2. Reviews work programs and practices relative to the improvement 

of methods of operations; provides technical assistance and advice to staff 
members on administrative and departmental methods and procedures. 

3. Directs the preparation of and reviews the operation and main- 
tenance portions of the department annual reports ana of a variety of 
technical operational and progress reports and records. 

k. Makes periodical field checks of work in progress to assure 
conformance with established standards, procedures and instructions. 

5. Reviews project and operation requests and prepares recom- 
mendations regarding same. 

6. Appea s before and consults with public and private groups to 
facilitate coordination of maintenance and operation activities with 
other agencies. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work preferred 
in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering; or business administration, 
public administration or a related field. 

Requires ten years of progressively responsible engineering exper- 
ience in the construction, maintenance and operation of facilities and 
structures common to public works operations, including six years of res- 
ponsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent 
combination of training anil experience. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5188 

(MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS) 
(continued) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
construction, maintenance or operational practices and techniques, 
particularly as they relate to public works projects; engineering program 
development and administration; departmental rules, practices and regula- 
tions; laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the public works 
maintenance and operational activities. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and direct the 
activities of a large maintenance and operation unit; analyze technical 
and administrative operational problems and to prepare and recommend 
sound methods of solutions to such problems; speak effectively before 
individuals and civic groups. 

License : Registration as a professional engineer in the state of 
California is highly desirable. Requires possession of a valid state 
motor vehicle operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : City Engineer 

From : Principal Civil Engineer 
Senior Civil Engineer 
Senior Electrical Engineer 
Senior Mechanical Engineer 

Sewer Repair and Sewage Treatment Superintendent 
Street Repair Superintendent 
Public Buildings Maintenance and Repair Superintendent 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ENGINEER, P.U.C. CODE: 5189 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to the policy determination of the Public Utilities Commission and/or the 
administrative approval of the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission, is 
responsible for overall management for all engineering, contract administration and field 
construction activities on all capital improvement projects for the departments and 
bureaus of the Public Utilities Commission, as well as all major renovation and rehabili- 
tation programs; serves as Deputy General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission for 
technical services; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for initiating, approving, and executing policies and 
methods relative to engineering and construction management operations; making regular 
important contacts with government officials, legislative bodies, and outside groups and 
organizations; directing the preparation of complex schedules, reports, analyses, public 
procedures , agreements , designs and contract documents to accomplish all engineering and 
construction activities for the Public Utilities Commission. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates capital improvement programs of signi- 
ficant dimensions involving a wide variety of engineering, architectural, fiscal, 
construction and maintenance services. 

2. Directs a matrix organization, including project managers for individual projects 
and departments in design/engineering, contract administration, and field construction; 
directs overall project management; serves as Vice Chairman of the PUC Capital Projects 
Control Committee. 

3. Establishes guidelines with respect to design and engineering activities; directs 
the preparation of detailed engineering plans, models and specifications, as required. 

4. Directs contract administration activities for all capital improvement projects, 
major renovation and rehabilitation programs; oversees the production of work plans and 
budgets for all capital projects, and directs the monitoring and control of all projects 
against the work plans and budgets. 

5. Manages field construction activities; oversees the development of procedures for 
coordinating capital project construction activities through all phases of development; 
monitors the activities of contractors for adherence to project specifications, construction 
methods and practices and for compliance with applicable building and construction codes. 

6. Recommends selection of all professional service organizations in the field of 
engineering and construction management. 

7. Advises all departments and bureaus on policies and methods related to the main- 
tenance of operating properties. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university with 
a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. 

Requires 15 years of progressively responsible utilities engineering experience in 
design, estimating specification and contract preparation and related phases of utilities 
engineering, at least nine years of which must have been at a responsible supervisory and/ 
or administrative level. 



CLASS TITLE: DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ENGINEER, P.U.C. CODE: 5189 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (CONT. ) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a comprehensive knowledge of utilities 
engineering, construction and operational theory and practice, including hydroelectric 
production and transmission, water storage and distribution and modern urban transit 
facilities; modern construction management methods, particularly as they apply to the 
public sector. 

Requires ability to effectively plan, direct and review the activities of a large and 
diversified engineering organization; effectively deal with professional engineering 
personnel, contractors, public and private officials on complex engineering construction 
or related matters; represent the Public Utilities Commission before legislative bodies, 
citizens' committees and other groups on matters relative to the engineering and construc- 
tion program of the Public Utilities Commission. 

License: Requires registration as a professional engineer in the State of California 
PROMOTIVE LINES: 

No normal lines of promotion - position exempt from examination. 
ADOPTED: 7-2-79 



CLASS TITLE; DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE? $190 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to top management approval, plans, organizes and directs the 
overall city and county public works program; performs highly responsible 
administrative, management and professional engineering work in connection 
therewith; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: coordinating, approving, and 
executing policies and methods affecting all major units of the public 
works department; making highly responsible contacts with responsible 
public and private officials involving a wide variety of administrative 
and technical matters relating to public works operations; directing the 
preparation of and approving highly complex and important records and 
reports relating to the overall activities of the department. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the public works 
program involving a wide variety of engineering, architectural, inspection, 
construction and maintenance services to the city and the general public; 
prepares and recommends plans, work programs and policies necessary to 
carry out diversified public works programs. 

2. Confers with a variety of officials from governmental agencies 
and industry regarding public works matters of mutual interest; directs 
the preparation and administration of the annual budget for the department 
and relates budget requests to the operational needs and goals of the 
department. 

3. Appears before a variety of groups and organizations to present, 
discuss and provide information on public works activities. 

h. Directs the preparation of a wide variety of reports, corres- 
pondence and documents related to the activities of the department. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in one 
of the common fields of engineering. 

Requires fifteen years of progressively responsible professional 
engineering experience, including at least ten years of management level 
administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: modern engineering practices and techniques particularly as they 
relate to highly complex and diversified public works programs; engineer- 
ing and public works program development and administration; departmental 
rules, practices and regulations and the laws and ordinances applicable 
to public works activities. 



CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS (Continued) , CODE: $190 

Requires unusual ability to: plan, organize and direct the activities 
of a large and diversified public works department; analyze technical and 
administrative problems and recqmmend sound methods for the solution of 
such problems; speak effectively and convincingly before various groups 
and organizations. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
state of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

No normal lines of promotion; position exempt from examination. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: CHIEF, BUREAU OF SUBDIVISIONS, CODE: 5191 

SURVEYS AND MAPPING 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs all 
street related regulatory functions of the Department of Public Works and 1s 
responsible for the overall direction of the Bureau of Subdivisions, Surveys 
and Mapping. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position classification has primary responsibility for all 
street use permits, subdivisions, utility excavations, street inspection, and 
other activities which may occur within the street right-of-way. The position 
reports to the Deputy Director of Public Works for Public Services and serves 
as a Bureau Chief within the Department of Public Works. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (CSC Rule 7) 

1. Manages all activities of the Bureau of Subdivisions, Surveys and 
Mapping Including budgets, revenues, goals and objectives. 

2. Manages all street related regulations for the Department of Public 
Works; Interprets the Public Works Code, the Subdivision Code and various 
other codes; causes legislation to be enacted to correct deficiencies 1n the 
codes. 

3. Determines the level of service to be provided 1n various regulatory 
processes; identifies resources needed to provide the appropriate levels of 
service; establishes fees to recover the cost of service. 

4. Meets with engineers, developers, elected officials and the general 
public to develop solutions to technical and complex street regulation 
problems; frequently appears before the Board of Supervisors on street related 
Issues. 

5. Establishes policies and procedures regulating excavation and use of 
City streets. 

6. Establishes policies for training and development of supervisors and 
professional and technical personnel. 

7. Maintains liaison with other City and State agencies on street related 
matters; participates in professional and technical societies and 
organizations to exchange views on emerging technology. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qual if Ications. . .and other 
particulars. . .Appl Icants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9) 



CLASS TITLE: CHIEF, BUREAU OF SUBDIVISIONS, CODE: 5191 

SURVEYS AND MAPPING 



QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: The Public Works and 
Subdivision Codes; modern management and administration methods; City 
organization and operations. 

Considerable skill and ability to: Work Independently to solve difficult 
and politically sensitive problems; define and simplify procedures and train 
personnel to Implement them; define the cost of various programs and establish 
fees to pay for them; respond to a large number of complex Issues orally and 
1n writing; deal with the public and elected officials on controversial 
subjects; achieve results within the City framework, communicate effectively 
and persuasively orally and 1n writing. 

License: Valid California Driver's License. 

ADOPTED: 8/17/92 



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SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CODE: 5192 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for the overall direction of 
the department of Public Works general office staff; represents the department at public 
hearings; performs special assignments and studies; serves as special assistant to the 
Director of Public Works; responds to public complaints; performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 
i 
This one position classification is the chief assistant to the Director of Public 
Works in the general administrative functions of the department. The incumbent of this 
position will be required to assist the Director in responding to a wide variety of problem 
areas involving the Department of Public Works and the general public. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Functions as chief assistant on special assignments as requested by the Director 
of Public Works or the Chief Administrative Officer. 

2. Responds to a wide variety of complaints from the general public relevant to 
public works operations. 

3. Conducts public hearings on various problem areas involving the Department of 
Public Works; as assigned, may conduct special hearing review boards relevant to critical 
problems within the jurisdiction of the department. 

k. May represent the Department of Public Works at committee and full hearings of 
the Board of Supervisors. 

5. Directs the operations of all general office activities including the telephone 
exchange and the permit expeditor to insure efficient operation of these functions. 

6. Coordinates inter-related departmental activities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: . 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work preferably in engineering, business 
administration, public administration or a related field. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in general public works 
operations including four years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience, 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: Public Works 
operations, organization, programs and charter responsibilities; local laws, statutes and 
codes as they apply to Public Works operations. 

Requires considerable skill and ability to: Exercise sound judgement and resource- 
fulness in the review, analysis and resolution of problems; deal effectively and courteously 
with the general public and departmental personnel; conduct meetings and hearings to respond 
to problems and complaints; plan and direct the activities of subordinate personnel; read, 
write and speak effectively. 

License: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California is 
desirable. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

) fo be determined 

ADOPTED: 12-18-78 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: Deputy Director of Public Works For CODE: 5193 

Financial Management and Administration 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for directing administrative 
services of the department of public works including accounting, management and control 
of all departmental finances, departmental budget preparation, personnel administration, 
departmental contract administration, departmental planning, developing and dissemination 
of management information and efficient operation and utilization of the data processing 
system; plans, assigns, and directs the activities of subordinate personnel engaged in 
such work; may act for the Director of Public Works in his absence; and performs related 
duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This one position classification is distinguished from other deputy director positions 
by its responsibility for the non-operational phases of the entire department of public 
works administration. The primary emphasis of this position is in fiscal management, 
administration and ancillary staff services. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. As administrator, manages, directs, and coordinates the programs of the Bureau 
of Accounts, Bureau of Personnel Administration, contract administration, planning and 
general administration to insure maximum efficiency. 

2. Develops overall departmental financial program control through proper use of the 
internal management information system and management of the budget. 

3. Manages all departmental contracts including document preparation, advertisement, 
bid document sales, bids processing, award contract payment and administration, and grant 
reimbursement . 

4. Prepares policy recommendations in connection with budget and personnel matters 
not covered by rules or regulations of the Controller's Office or the Civil Service 
Commission. 

5. Directs the preparation of the annual report as well as departmental administra- 
tive policies and memoranda. 

6. As required, appears before boards or commissions and budgetary review officers 
to represent the department on financial matters. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university, 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in engineering, business or public 
administration, including courses in accounting, personnel administration and statistics. 

Requires ten years of progressively responsible administrative and management ex- 
perience, including at least six years of responsible supervisory experience; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: the 
principles, practices and techniques of modern management; the principles of public and 
personnel administration and of the functions and activities of the city government especial 
ly as applied to the Department of Public Works; the legal basis for public works programs; 
the principles of effective public relations, the administration of labor financial 
management programs , development and use of fiscal management information , and budget 
preparation and administration. 



CLASS TITLE: Deputy Director of Public Works For CODE: 5193 

Financial. Management and Administration 

Requires considerable ability to: assist in the organization, direction and 
coordination of the administrative phases of a large and complex department; analyze 
administrative problems and prepare sound recommendations on methods for the solution of 
such problems; evaluate the effectiveness of administrative personnel. Requires unusual 
ability to speak and write effectively and to deal tactfully with city officials, civic 
organizations and other outside groups. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To be determined. 

ADOPTED: 12-18-78 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE : Deputy Director of Public Works For Operations CODE : 5194 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Subject to administrative approval, is responsible for planning, developing policy, 
directing and coordinating all maintenance and operation activities of the Department of 
Public Works , including sewer repair and sewage treatment , street repair , building main- 
tenance and repair, street cleaning and street tree planting; performs highly responsible 
administrative work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This one position classification is distinguished from other Deputy Director classes 
by its primary responsibility for the direction of various operations bureaus of the 
Department of Public Works. The incumbent acts for the Director of Public Works in his 
absence. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Confers with subordinate bureau heads, and other city officials to develop bureau 
work programs , administrative policies and procedures to insure the most cost effective 
method of delivering public works maintenance and operation services. 

2. Periodically reviews ongoing work programs, evaluates personnel, material and 
equipment resources available to amend and update program as required. 

3. Confers with various officials, department heads, and the public to insure a good 
relationship between the operating bureaus and other departments in the city government and 
the general public. 

4-. Receives, investigates, and responds to complaints made relating to operating 
bureaus . 

5. Resolves personnel and labor disputes within the operating bureaus and responds to 
union inquires. 

6. Maintains statistics and data on the status of physical assets to integrate into 
the capital improvement program , the individual bureau work programs , and the annual report . 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university with 
a baccalaureate degree, with major course work preferably in civil, mechanical or electrical 
engineering; supplemented by advance course work in business administration, public 
administration or a related field. 

Requires twelve years of progressively responsible experience in the construction, 
maintenance and operation of facilities and structures common to public works operations , 
including eight years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience ; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: construction, 
maintenance of operational practices and techniques, particularly as they relate to public 
works projects; engineering program development and administration; departmental rules, 
practices and regulations; laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the public works 
maintenance and operational activities. 

Requires considerable ability to: Plan, organize and direct the activities of a group 
of large maintenance and operations bureaus ; analyze technical and administrative operational 
problems and to prepare and recommend sound methods of solutions to such problems; speak 
effectively before individuals and civic groups. 



CLASS TITLE: Deputy Director of Public Works For Operations CODE: 5194 

License : Registration as a professional engineer in the state of California is 
highly desirable. Requires possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To be determined 

ADOPTED: 12-18-78 



DOCUMENTS DEF 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO F ^ B " 9 2000 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARv 
JOB CODE TITLE: JUNIOR ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5201 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : Under supervision, performs beginning-level engineering work in the field 
and the office following established engineering methods and procedures; assists 
professional engineers in tasks requiring advanced engineering skill and/or judgment; 
makes contacts with the public, contractors, and others on engineering matters; gathers, 
prepares, and maintains engineering data, records, and reports; applies engineering 
principles and practices to civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, or transportation 
engineering problems; performs related duties as required. 

Distinguishing Features : This classification is the entry-level class in the professional 
engineer series. It is characterized by its focus on routine engineering issues and is 
distinguished from the Assistant Engineer classes by the latter classes' responsibility for 
performing more complex work under general supervision. 

Supervision Exercised : The Junior Engineer may direct the work of technical and/or 
clerical staff. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are 
representative of the range of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be 
an inclusive list 

1 . Prepares or assists in preparing studies, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans 
using AutoCAD and other software tools. 

2. Makes field inspections of existing structures and sites to determine necessity for 
future construction, repair, or maintenance; conducts preliminary field studies and 
surveys and collects data relative to the preparation of designs and drawings. 

3. Makes regular field inspections of construction and repair projects in progress to 
ensure conformance with plans, specifications, and codes; checks and records 
work progress at various construction sites. 

4. Prepares or assists in the preparation of reports, contract specifications, lists of 
materials, cost estimates, schedules, and progress payments. 

5. Prepares or assists in the preparation of departmental reports and reports 
concerning field conditions, the progress of projects, the results of studies, and 
other matters. 

6. Provides written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, 
contractors, and the general public. 

7. May direct the activities of technical and/or clerical staff. 

8. Prepares correspondence and minutes. 

9. Performs specialized duties in the areas of civil, mechanical, electrical, 
transportation, and/or environmental engineering. 



JOB CODE TITLE: JUNIOR ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5201 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of engineering (civil, 
mechanical, electrical, environmental, and/or transportation); construction, 
maintenance, and repair methods and procedures; research techniques, report 
writing, and statistical analysis. 

Ability to: Prepare engineering designs, plans, details, and drawings manually or 
using AutoCAD; prepare cost estimates; perform mathematical calculations; 
gather data for analysis; use engineering computer software; maintain an effective 
working relationship with a variety of people; communicate effectively orally and 
in writing; understand, explain, and apply pertinent laws, regulations, codes, and 
ordinances. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

Candidates must meet one of the following qualifications: 

1. Graduation from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology (ABET) with an engineering baccalaureate degree with a 
major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, or transportation or a related bacca- 
laureate engineering degree. 

2. Possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate (National Council of 
Engineering Educators) and one year of verifiable engineering work at a level equivalent 
to the City's 5201 Junior Engineer. 

3. Graduation from a non-ABET accredited college/university with an engineering 
baccalaureate degree with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, or 
transportation engineering or a related baccalaureate engineering degree and possession 
of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate (National Council of Engineering Educators). 

License or Certificate : Most positions require a valid California driver license. 

Adopted: 5/7/99 

Amended: 1/21/00 

Reason for Amendment: To reflect accurately the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and 
abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job. 



CLASS TITLES JUNIOR CIVIL ENGINEER CODE; 5202 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLaSS; 

Under supervision, performs beginning level civil engineering work 
in the field and office; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires normal responsibility for; following standard engineering 
methods and procedures; making routine contacts with other employees and 
the general public on ordinary engineering matters; gathering and maintaining 
ordinary engineering data and records „ 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES; 

1. Reduces survey notes, plots cross sections and computes quantities; 
makes engineering calculations in connection with field and office work; does 
simple design work, drafts working plans and detailed drawings and tracings. 

2. Makes or revises maps, charts and diagrams. 

3° Takes samples for analysis of materials used for construction 
projects, 

U. Prepares drafts and otherwise assists in the preparation of the 
progress, construction and similar reports and estimates, 

5, Prepares plans and specifications for minor projects or certain 
elements of major projects. 

6, Makes field inspections of existing structures to determine extent 
of damage or deterioration as an aid to determining present adequacy and in 
estimating future requirements of such structures. 

7, Prepares quantity list cf materials 

8, Prepares and compiles a wide variety of engineering data and 
information relative to the preparation of departmental reports, 

9, Computes work progress for partial payments to contractors; 
calculates cost estimates of construction contracts. 

10. Computes expected flow for use in selected sizes of water sewer 
lines; computes water surface profiles. 

11. Makes routine field inspections of minor projects to assure 
conformance with plans and specifications; prepares maps in connection with 
land acquisition and right-of-way operations, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS; 

Training and Experience ; Requires completion of a four year college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil 
engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.' Requires knowledge of the fundamentals 
of civil engineering survaying, mathematics and the ordinary sorces of general 
engineering information; modern construction methods and the strength in uses 
of construction materials. 

Requires ability to prepare ordinary engineering drawings, plans, maps, 
estimates and computations; 

Requires skill in the use of engineering drafting instruments. 

PROMOTIVE LINES. 

To ; Assistant Civil Engineer 

Assistant Building Maintenance and Repair Engineer 
From ; Original Entrance Examination 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY- 
CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5203 

Business Unit: COMMN 

DEFINITION: 

Under general supervision, performs engineering work of average difficulty in the field and office following 
established engineering methods and procedures; applies engineering principles and practices to civil, 
mechanical, electrical, environmental, or transportation engineering problems; performs related duties as 
required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This class is the second-level class in the professional engineer series. It is characterized by its focus on routine 
engineering issues of average complexity and difficulty. It is distinguished from the Associate Engineer class in 
that the latter class requires a professional engineer license and has a greater degree of technical and supervisory 
responsibility. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 



The Assistant Engineer may exercise limited supervision of junior engineers and related technical and/or 
clerical personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of 
duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Prepares, reviews, and checks routine studies, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans for a variety of 
engineering projects using AutoCAD and other software tools. 

2. Conducts field inspections of existing structures to determine the necessity for future 
construction, repair, or maintenance; conducts preliminary field studies and surveys and 
collects data relative to the preparation of designs and drawings; reviews and analyzes 
field data and results of office research to determine necessary corrective measures. 

3. Conducts routine field inspections of construction and repair projects in progress to ensure 
conformance with plans, specifications and codes; checks and records work progress at 
various construction sites. 

4. Gathers, prepares and maintains engineering data, records and reports. 

5. Prepares reports, contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, schedules, and 
progress payments. 

6. Prepares departmental reports and reports concerning field conditions, the progress of 
projects, the results of studies, plans for future developments and improvements, and 
other matters. 

7. Provides written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, 
contractors, and the general public. 

8. May exercise limited supervision over junior engineers, student engineering trainees, 
and related personnel. 



9. Prepares correspondence, minutes, and reports for a variety of inquiries and problems I 
regarding engineering policies, procedures, standards, environmental impact issues, 

appeals, and other related project activities; may prepare and process legislation for 
engineering-related issues. 

10. Meets and consults with professional engineering personnel, contractors, and the public 
regarding engineering matters. 

1 1 . Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. 

JOB-RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge of: the principles, practices, and methods of engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, 
environmental [water purification], and/or transportation); construction, maintenance, and repair methods and 
procedures; research techniques, report writing, and statistical analysis. 

Ability to: prepare routine engineering designs, plans, details, and drawings manually or using AutoCAD; 
prepare cost estimates; perform mathematical calculations; gather data for analysis; use engineering computer 
software; maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of people; understand, explain, and apply 
pertinent laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances; communicate orally in a clear, understandable and persuasive 
manner; and compose clear and understandable written reports, correspondence and memos. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: 



1. Possession of a valid Engineer-in Training Certificate from the National Council of Engineering Educators; |j 
AND EITHER: 

2. One (1) year of verifiable professional City and County of San Francisco experience in Class 5201 Junior 
Engineer in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental (Sanitary/Water Purification), or Transportation; 
OR 

3. Two (2) years of verifiable professional engineering experience at a level equivalent to the City's Class 
5201 Junior Engineer. 

License/Certificate: 

Most positions require possession; possession of a valid California driver license. 

Effective Date: 10/2/00 



Reason for Creation of New Class: To consolidate classes 5204 Assistant Civil Engineer, 5222 Assistant 
Water Purification Engineer, 5228 Assistant Transportation Engineer, 5236 Assistant Electrical Engineer, and 
5252 Assistant Mechanical Engineer into a single class and accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, 
skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for the class. 

\ 



(Abolishes 6320 Assto Construction Engr.) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE g ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5201* 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs civil engineering work of average difficulty 
in the field and office j may supervise subordinate engineers and subprofessional 
engineering personnel engaged in design and construction of such workj may act as 
resident engineer on minor construction or conversion projects! and performs re- 
lated duties as required 

Requires responsibility for: Carrying out and explaining engineering techniques 
and methods 5 making occasional contacts with the general public, contractors, and 
other departments on technical engineering design and construction problems; 
gathering, preparing and reviewing ordinary engineering data and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES % 

1. Prepares, reviews and checks ordinary designs, plans, specifications and 
estimates for a variety of construction, conversion, repairs and maintenance pro- 
jects! examines building plans to assure compliance with building codes. 

2. Makes cost estimates for ordinary construction projects, relative to 
establishing building permit fees. 

3» Computes dimensions of parcels of land required for street openings, 
widenings and vacations, and prepares descriptions of such land. 

h» Acts as or assists a resident engineer, and supervises the inspection of 
a variety of construction projects for conformance with contract plans and 
specifications! interprets plans and specifications and sets line and grade when 
necessary! inspects materials and workmanship for conformance and checks safety 
aspects of projects in order to protect property and assure public safety! main- 
tains records of work progress of contractors! collects material samples for 
laboratory analysis, 

5. Makes field investigations and reviews maps and plans submitted by 
utilities and other companies for possible conflicts with existing underground in- 
stallations and construction projects. 

6. Makes hydraulic studies of existing and future sewer and water distri- 
bution systems in determining flow patterns, routes and sizes required. 

7. Prepares and designs drawings and sketches and makes engineering calcu- 
lations for construction of steel, timber and concrete piles! designs alignments 
of streets and highways and makes related computations. 

8. Checks, reviews and makes corrections to subdivision maps, records of 
survey maps and other plats % may inspect less complex projects for conformance 
with plans and specifications. 

9. Checks shop drawings submitted by contractors or subcontractors for com- 
pliance with specifications. 

10. May supervise and direct field survey parties in making a variety of 
engineering surveys 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS g 

Training and Experience ; Requires completion of a four-year college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineer- 
ing. 

Requires two years of progressively responsible experience in surveying, 
structural detailing, drafting or inspection of construction and engineering pro- 
jects! or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 



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CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5201; 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

Khowled ge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a good knowledge of: Theory and 
practice of civil engineering and drawing, construction and survey; strength, 
properties and uses of construction materials and methods; operation, care and ad- 
justment of drafting and surveying instruments. 

Requires ability to: Prepare and check designs, details, estimates and plans 
and specifications of engineering projects; some supervisory ability. 

Requires skill in the use of survey and drawing instruments and the applica- 
tion of the engineering theory to practical field and office problems. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5206 Associate Civil Engineer 

From: 5202 Junior Civil Engineer 
Amended: 2/13/68 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE MATERIALS ENGINEER CODE: 5205 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs responsible duties in the physical and 
chemical testing of a wide variety of construction and other materials; 
supervises the work of subordinates similarly engaged; and performs 
related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: interpreting, explaining and en- 
forcing existing policies and procedures in connection with the testing 
of construction materials; continuous personal contacts with professional 
engineering personnel, departmental representatives, representatives of 
vendors, manufacturers and others relative to obtaining and providing 
technical information on the properties of various materials; preparing 
technical reports on testing activities and maintaining detailed records 
of the operations of the testing laboratory. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Subjects various aggregates to be used in construction projects 
to various chemical and physical tests in order to determine their 
suitability for a prescribed use; examines and tests soils and submits 

a report in this connection as required by State regulations governing 
street construction projects financied by Gasoline Tax Dnies« 

2. Performs physical and chemical tests on steel, bronze, brass, 
cement, sand, aggregates, paints, varnish, lacquer and other construction 
materials in order to determine their compliance with specifications; per- 
forms physical and chemical tests of materials for the Purchaser of 
Supplies and other City and County departments. 

3. Inspects and tests various materials which have failed in service 
in order to determine the cause of failure; attempts to correct the cause 
or recommends substitute materials. 

h. Performs visual field inspections; checks placement of concrete 
and asphalt in structures and pavements; instructs inspectors in proper 
procedures and methods of inspection; determines if subgrades and fills 
are properly prepared; procures samples of materials used. 

5. Maintains records of tests of materials and supplies; prepares 
related reports of tests results, including comments and recommendations. 

6. Supervises the activities of a group of subordinates engaged in 
various aspects of the above testing or inspectional activities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil 
engineering. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in pro- 
fessional engineering work, which must have included at least two years 
of experience in the performance of physical and chemical tests on 
structural and related materials. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; Requires considerable professional 
knowledge of the theory and practice of civil engineering, design, con- 
struction and inspection procedures and methods; a complete knowledge of 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE MATERIALS ENGINEER (Continued) CODE: 5205 

the principles of chemical and physical testing, with particular emphasis 
on the analysis of building and structural materials; modern laboratory 
procedures, techniques and equipment; requirements and standard testing 
methods of the American Society for Testing Materials. 

Requires considerable ability to establish and maintain effective 
working relationships with engineering personnel and others and to super- 
vise the activities of a testing laboratory of moderate size. 

License : Requires registration as professional engineer in the 
State of California; requires possession of a valid California Motor 
Vehicle operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Civil Engineer 

From: Original entrance examination 
AMENDED: 12/4/64 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
(AMENDED) 

CLASS TITLES ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER CODES 5206 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASSs 

Under direction, performs professional civil engineering work in the field and 
officej supervises subordinate engineering personnel engaged in design and construc- 
tion of such work; may act as resident engineer on major construction projects; and 
performs related duties as requiredo 

Requires responsibility for? Coordinating, interpreting, explaining and en- 
forcing existing engineering construction, design and inspection methods and pro= 
cedures; making regular contacts with contractors and their representatives, the 
general public and other professional engineering personnel relative to obtaining 
and providing technical engineering data and information; preparing, checking and 
reviewing detailed and complex engineering plans, specifications and related data. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of engineering designs, drawings, 
specifications, cost and quantity estimates for a wide range of construction and 
maintenance projects. 

2 Makes difficult engineering calculations in connection with the structural 
design of steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry and timber structures, and 
supervises the preparation of detailed drawings for these types of structures. 

3. Inspects and supervises the inspection of a wide variety of ordinary and 
complex construction projects to assure compliance with contract plans and specifi- 
cations. 

4 Subjects various rock aggregates to be used in construction projects to 
various chemical and physical tests in order to determine their suitability for a 
prescribed use; inspects and tests various materials which have failed in service 
in order to determine their cause of failure; attempts to correct the cause or recom- 
mends substitute materials. 

5. Prepares and supervises the preparation of maps, descriptions and condi- 
tions in connection with the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way; prepares legal 
documents and resolutions for presentation to the Board of Supervisors for the sale, 
acquisition, vacation, or exchange of city properties. 

6. Assists in the preparation of complex contract documents; conducts corre- 
spondence and prepares technical and engineering reports in connection with a wide 
variety of projects. 

7. Makes investigations of contractual and construction problems that may 
arise on construction projects; checks and compiles bids on street improvement 
projects under public proceedings and recommends their acceptance or rejection. 

8. Supervises a group of engineers, draftsmen and others engaged in the 
preparation of preliminary studies, reports, design, calculations, cost estimates, 
for the design of physical projects related to sanitary and waste water treatment 
facilitieso 

9 Prepares and supervises the preparation of research studies covering water 
production, transmission, storage and consumption; compiles statistical data; makes 
related computations; maintains various records. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS j 

Training and Experiences Requires completion of a four year college or uni- 
versity, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineer- 
ing designing, estimating, specification preparation and the inspection of con- 
struction work, including one year of supervisory experience, or an equivalent com- 
bination of training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE; ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER CODES 5206 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; Requires considerable knowledge ofs The 
theory and practices of civil engineering, designing, construction and inspection 
procedures; modern construction methods and the strengths and uses of construction 
materials. 

Requires considerable ability to: Originate and check design details, esti- 
mates, engineering plans and specifications; meet and consult with department of- 
ficials, engineers and contractors on technical engineering matters; requires super- 
visory ability. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of engineering theory and 
practices to practical engineering field and office problems 

License : Requires registration as professional engineer in the State of Calif. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5208 Civil Engineer 

From: 5204 Assistant Civil Engineer 



AMENDED: 2/13/68; 3/5/73 



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JOB CODE TITLE: ASSOCIATE ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5207 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : Under general direction, performs professional engineering work in the field and 
office, supervises the work of related staff engaged in engineering work and may act as resident 
engineer or project engineer on engineering projects. 

Distinguishing Features : The Associate Engineer is the journey-level job code in the engineering 
series. It is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by its professional license requirement, level 
of technical expertise and first-line supervisory responsibility. The Associate Engineer is 
distinguished from the Engineer by the latter' s higher level of technical expertise, complexity of 
projects and broader supervisory responsibility. 

Supervision Exercised: Supervises the work of other related engineering staff. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to 5207 Associate Engineer and are not intended to be an inclusive list 

1. Prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with codes, 
standards and project requirements. 

2. Prepares cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment associated 
with construction, contractors, suppliers, reconstruction, installation, repair, restoration and 
maintenance. 

3. Provides engineering support to construction and operations; reviews existing conditions and 
establishes suitability for use; conducts studies of processes by identifying, obtaining and 
analyzing samples and data; performs and coordinates field work activities; analyzes and 
resolves problems to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, standards, 
specifications and performance. 

4. Supervises the preparation of detailed engineering drawings, specifications and calculations; 
assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff and consultants; determines resources necessary 
to complete assigned work. 

5. Reviews engineering drawings, specifications, calculations and work products produced by 
staff, consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, adequacy and conformance to 
standards. Verifies quantity, dimensions, safety requirements, and proper test and start-up 
procedures. 

6. Prepares and supervises the preparation of a wide variety of technical engineering reports, 
regulatory reports, standard operating procedures manuals, emergency operations plans, 
minutes, public correspondence and other documentation. 

7. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with 
appropriate MOUs, Civil Service Commission Rules, and departmental procedures. 

8. Prepares a variety of bid documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, 
detailed specifications and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with 
specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids. 



JOB CODE TITLE: ASSOCIATE ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5207 

Business Unit: COMMN 

9. Conducts meetings and public hearings; makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, 
commissions, approval agencies and the general public. 

10. Performs other duties as required. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of : principles and practices of engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, 
environmental/sanitary, transportation and/or traffic); applicable Federal, State and Local laws, 
ordinances, codes, standards, rules and regulations related to the specific engineering field of 
endeavor; research and data analysis methods and techniques. 

Ability to : prioritize, plan, assign and coordinate the activities of assigned staff; direct 
performance to maximize and maintain positive and productive work flow; instruct, train and 
motivate staff; delegate work assignments; adhere to established policies and procedures; 
prioritize, plan, organize and coordinate project activities; utilize resources such as staff, budget, 
contractors, etc. to resolve problems and accomplish project goals; interact tactfully and 
courteously with co-workers, staff, department heads, officials, agencies and the general public 
to promote and maintain a productive working relationship; handle difficult and sometimes 
hostile situations; convey technical ideas and information in a clear and concise manner to be 
understood by listeners with varying ability to understand technical language; make 
presentations to department heads, officials, consultants, committees, staff, clients and 
community groups; read, review, evaluate and interpret technical materials, research reports, and 
scientific studies; organize written information in a logical sequence to prepare clear and concise 
reports, correspondence, contracts and other documents to support project activity; and use 
proper investigative and evaluation methods in solving difficult engineering problems in the field 
and office. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

L Three (3) years verifiable professional engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, 
environmental, sanitary, or transportation (traffic)) work experience, which includes two (2) 
years experience equivalent to or higher than a 5204 Assistant Civil Engineer, 5222 Assistant 
Water Purification Engineer, 5228 Assistant Transportation Engineer, 5236 Assistant 
Electrical Engineer, or 5252 Assistant Mechanical Engineer; 

AND 

2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of 
California in one of the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical 
(environmental, sanitary) or traffic (transportation). 



Substitutions: 

a. A Master's Degree in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental 
Engineering disciplines only or a Grade Four Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment 
Operation (CA) may substitute for one year work experience in the chemical, environmental 
or transportation specialties. 



JOB CODE TITLE: ASSOCIATE ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5207 

Business Unit: COMMN 

b. A Ph.D. in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering 
disciplines only may substitute for two years work experience in the chemical, environmental 
or transportation specialties. 

c. There is no substitution for the required two years work experience equivalent to an Assistant 
Engineer or higher. 

d. Some positions may require additional special engineering licensing and/or work experience 
in areas such as Construction Management, Structural, Corrosion, Fire Protection, Geo- 
technical, Environmental, Control Systems or Industrial Engineering. 

e. City and County of San Francisco employees having six (6) months experience as a 5203 
Assistant Engineer or higher will be admitted to the exam process. Successful candidates 
will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the two-year requirement is met 
in full. 

License or Certificate : 

Requires possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of 
California in one of the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical 
(environmental, sanitary) or traffic (transportation). Most positions require a valid driver license. 

Working Conditions: For some positions, the nature of the work may involve disagreeable 
working conditions such as working in sewers, confined spaces, exposure to inclement weather 
and various environmental elements, and with hazardous materials and dangerous gases and 
chemicals. May be required to travel to remote areas and/or to work weekends, shifts and 
overtime. Some positions may be located outside San Francisco (e.g. Millbrae, Moccasin and 
Sunol). 

Effective Date: 10/6/00 

Reason for Creation of New Job Code: To consolidate the Associate Civil Engineer, Associate 
Mechanical Engineer, Associate Electrical Engineer, Associate Sanitary Engineer, Associate 
Transportation Engineer, Associate Materials Engineer and Associate Water Purification 
Engineer job codes into a single job code and accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, 
skills, and abilities defined in the job analysis conducted for this new job code. 



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(Abolishes 632k Construction 
Engineer) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLES CIVIL ENGINEER CODEs 5208 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS s 

Under general direction, perforins difficult and responsible professional civil 
engineering work in the field and officej may act as resident engineer on very 
large or complex construction projects; supervises subordinate professional and 
subprofessional engineering personnel engaged in such work; and performs related 
duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for? Interpreting and coordinating existing engineering 
policies and methods with other departments and contractors; making regular respon- 
sible contacts with professional engineering personnel and contractors; preparing, 
checking and reviewing detailed and complex engineering plans, specifications, and 
related documents,, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES s 

1. Supervises a group of engineers and draftsmen engaged in the preparation of 
preliminary studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, and specifi- 
cations for a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects. 

2. Supervises the preparations of contract documents, including advertisement 
for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications and contract bonds. 

3. Reviews proposed subdivision and resubdivision of land for conformance with 
existing laws and ordinances; reviews complex structural plans and specifications 
for conformance with the building code. 

k» Inspects and/or supervises the inspection of a wide variety of major and 
complex engineering projects. 

5. Makes field inspections of land slides, structural failures and complex 
structural problems, and prepares recommendations thereon. 

6. Reviews designs, calculations, drawings and cost and quantity estimates 
in contract specifications for engineering sufficiency and accuracy. 

7. Supervises the preparation of drawings, maps, plats and legal descrip- 
tions in connection with right-of-way acquisitions, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS % 

arienee ; Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
[aureaTe degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in engineering 
structural design, estimating, specification preparations, and inspection of con- 
struction projects, including two years of responsible supervisory experience; or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowled ge , Abilit ies and Skills % Requires considerable knowledge of: Civil 
engineering methods, practices, procedures; the strengths and uses of construction 
materials and methods. 

Requires considerable ability tos Check and evaluate engineering plans, 
designs and specifications; meet and canault with professional engineers, contractors 
and the public on complex engineering matters; requires ability tos Write pro- 
fessional and technical engineering reports; supervise professional and technical 
personnel. 



CLASS TITLES CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5208 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS J 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; ( contd ) 

Requires considerable skill in the application of engineering theory and 
practice to practical field and office engineering problems. 

License i Requires registration as a professional engineer In the State of 
California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5210 Senior Civil Engineer 

From: £206 Associate Civil Engineer 
Amended: 2/13/6Q 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER • CODE: 5209 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, is responsible for planning, developing and administering 
a continuous program of cost reduction and improvements in efficiency and effectiveness 
in a major city department; insures the smooth functioning of various operations; 
determines the most practical cost effective utilization of equipment and facilities; 
determines personnel requirements; conducts comprehensive independent analyses of 
operations and procedures using a wide variety of analytical techniques and methods; 
and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Employees in this classification are required to carry out very complex and difficult 
analytical assignments and work independently with little direction from superiors. 
Industrial engineers are distinguished from administrative and management classes by 
their responsibility for applying engineering and mathematical principles to solving 
operational and management problems. Positions in this class are distinguished from 
other engineering disciplines in that they are less concerned with the actual construction 
and design of buildings and hard systems. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Analyzes airport or other departmental operations to determine areas where cost 
reductions can be effected, where efficiency can be increased and where equipment and 
personnel can be better utilized using a wide variety of analytical techniques; recommends, 
implements and monitors improvements. 

2. As assigned, analyzes airport terminal flow using queuing theory and other 
analytical methods to determine restraints to passenger movement; recommends procedures 
to facilitate passenger movement and monitors their implementation. 

3. Determines technical and financial feasibility of proposed changes in operations 
and physical plant; determines facilities requirements for departments or divisions and 
recommends allocation of space in accordance with space use and interrela ionship 
requirements; analyzes functional layout of a variety of facilities to maximize effective 
utilization. 

*4. As assigned, assists in developing and presenting budgets; monitors expenditures 
to insure that they conform to departmental goals and objectives; establishes work measure- 
ment programs and develops standards of staff utilization. 

5. Analyzes and recommends improvements to administrative systems and procedures, 
resource allocation and organizational relationships in order to increase efficiency and 
effectiveness. 

6. Prepares a variety of reports on industrial engineering problems; makes recom- 
mendations as required; supervises assigned personnel on various projects; research 
studies and the compilation of statistical data; maintains records and reports on indus- 
trial engineering matters. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires graduation from a four year college or university 
with a baccalaurrate degree in [ndustria] Engineering or a closely related equivalent. 



CLASS TITLE: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER CODE: 5209 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : (Cont . ) 

Requires at least three years of progressively responsible experience as an 
Industrial Engineer or in a position performing the duties and responsibilities of an 
Industrial Engineer. A master's degree in Industrial Engineering is highly desirable. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires comprehensive knowledge of: various 
analytical principles and techniques including but not limited to, the analysis of 
systems, procedures and operations, queuing theory, costs analysis, time and motion 
studies and methods improvement. 

Requires considerable ability to: analyze systems and methods and find creative 
solutions to work problems; apply engineering and mathematical principles to solving 
administrative and operational problems; establish and maintain effective working 
relationships between administrators, supervisors and other employees under difficult 
circumstances; develop and present both oral and written reports. 

License: Possession of a valid California Industrial Engineer License or Engineer 
in Training Certificate is desirable. 

NEW CLASS 

ADOPTED: U-6-81 



(Abolishes 6326 Senior 
Construction Engineer) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLES SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER CODEs 5210 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS t 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities of a group of pro- 
fessional and subprofessional engineering personnel engaged in a wide variety of 
engineering projects; may direct professional engineering personnel engaged in the 
inspection of construction projects for conformance with plans and specifications; 
performs responsible administrative and specialized engineering work in connection 
therewith; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility fors Developing, coordinating and executing en- 
gineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; 
making regular important contacts with professional engineering people and con- 
tractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; over-all 
supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering plans, specifications 
and technical papers , 

EXAMPLES OF DUTISSs 

1. Plans, organizes and directs the activities of field inspection crews or 
the design and preparation of drawings, specifications and estimates in connection 
with the construction and maintenance of a wide variety of civil engineering pro- 
jects. 

2. Reviews plans, designs and other engineering data for conformance with 
proper procedures and policies relating to engineering problems. 

3. Makes field trips and inspections to resolve serious differences of 
opinion between engineers and contractors* representatives, particularly as they 
relate to design matters, 

U. Conducts and attends conferences and meetings in connection with the 
planning and designing of improvement and construction projects, 

5. Prepares and supervises the preparation of a variety of engineering data 
and reports in connection with future planning of construction and development 
projects, 

6. Supervises the over-all planning for water resources and future construction 
programs to satisfy water demands; prepares estimates of future revenue and ex- 
penditures in order to plan for further expansion of the water system; prepares 
related reports, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS s 

Training and Experience s Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
versity with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in structural 
designing, estimating, specification preparation, contract preparation and related 
phases of civil engineering, inspection of construction projects, including four 
years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills g Requires comprehensive knowledge of: Modern 
civil engineering methods, techniques, and practices; the strength and uses of con- 
struction materials; engineering features of design and conptruction problems. 



CLASS TITLE: SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5210 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : (contd) 

Requires considerable ability to: Originate, prepare and check designs, 
details, estimates, plans and specifications and contract documents; meet and con- 
sult with professional engineering personnel and public and private officials on 
engineering problems. 

Requires a high degree of skill in the application of modern engineering 
methods and techniques to practical engineering problems. 

License : Requires a registration as a professional civil engineer in the 
State of California , 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5212 Principal Civil Engineer 

5188 Assistant Director of Public Works (Maintenance and Operation) 
5180 Assistant City Engineer 

From: 5208 Civil Engineer 

Amended : 1A3/68 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 2 3 20C3 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
JOB CODE TITLE: SENIOR ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5211 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : Under general administrative direction, manages and directs the activities of professional and 
technical engineering personnel performing highly technical and administrative functions in connection 
with the design, maintenance, construction, and operation of projects and systems. 

Distinguishing Features : The Senior Engineer is distinguished from the 5241 Engineer by it's higher 
level management responsibility and policy making responsibility on technical matters. The Senior 
Engineer is distinguished from the 5212 Principal Engineer classification by the latter' s administrative 
and management responsibilities for the activities of a major division or group of units within a major 
engineering operation. 

Supervision Exercised : Supervises professional and sub-professional engineers, technicians, inspectors, 
surveyors, and other related personnel. The Senior Engineer often manages the personnel in an entire 
engineering unit or work group. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range 
of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Supervises and coordinates the design of complex engineering projects, ensuring that codes, standards 
and project requirements are met; plans and develops programs, budgets and staff for a wide variety of 
engineering activities. 

2. Manages and directs (a) group(s) of professional engineers, technicians and related professionals, 
including consultants, engaged in the preparation of engineering studies and/or construction contract 
documents by assigning tasks, establishing priorities, allocating resources and monitoring progress to 
assure the quality, cost effectiveness and performance of engineering work. Manages projects through 
planning, scheduling and monitoring critical milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and 
within budget. 

3. Directs and participates in research projects, including studies, processes, and code revisions; 
recommends action; monitors procedures to meet regulatory requirements; provides engineering 
support to operations staff; and supervises the planning of facilities and construction projects. 

4. Establishes and implements departmental policies, procedures and administrative directives in 
accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, codes, standards, rules, regulations, and legislative 
policies and procedures by interpreting, explaining, monitoring, and evaluating the organization's 
functional activities. 

5. Coordinates all activities within a unit, with other sections of the engineering office and in the field, 
outside agencies, and consultants/contractors; resolves differences among engineers to ensure 
effective functioning of engineering activities; identifies problems, develops and compares 
alternatives and makes decisions or recommendations for effective problem resolution. 



JOB CODE TITLE: SENIOR ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5211 

Business Unit: COMMN 

6. Plans, organizes and directs the administration and management of construction contracts; reviews, 
evaluates and makes recommendations for and/or approves contracts, contract modifications, 
specifications, related documents, and the settlement of claims. 

7. Writes, and/or reviews and approves reports, memos, recommendations, routine correspondence and 
other documents. 

8. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, and evaluates departmental staff and consultants to ensure that 
work methods and work flow are effective; assures that written objectives are prepared for all 
professional employees; monitors the work of and evaluates, counsels and disciplines subordinate 
staff as necessary; and reviews and approves technical training programs for engineers and 
technicians. 

9. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to Boards, Commissions, committees, approval agencies, 
staff and the general public for the purpose of providing accurate information, explaining policies, 
providing recommendations and/or solutions for engineering projects. 

1 0. Represents the City and consults with government officials, business and civic organizations in 
connection with specific departmental issues. 

1 1 . Performs other duties as required. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: principles and practices of engineering (civil, chemical (environmental/sanitary), 
mechanical, electrical, and/or transportation (traffic)), including Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, 
codes, standards, rules, and regulations applicable to the planning and design, construction, maintenance, 
and operation work of individual engineering units. 

Ability to: plan, schedule, direct, motivate, monitor and evaluate the work of engineering and technical 
personnel; budget for staffing and for capital and major maintenance projects; oversee complex programs, 
studies and processes; ensure adherence to established policies and procedures; train and develop 
subordinates in professional and technical areas and procedural changes; utilize resources, such as staff, 
budget and contractors, to resolve problems and expedite project goals; interact tactfully and courteously 
with co-workers, subordinates, department heads, members of Boards, Commissions, agencies and the 
general public to promote and maintain productive working relationships; handle difficult and sometimes 
hostile situations; convey technical ideas and information in a clear and concise manner to be understood 
by listeners with varying ability to understand technical language; consult with or make presentations to 
department personnel, officials, consultants, committees, clients and community groups; read, review, 
evaluate and interpret technical materials, research reports, and scientific studies; organize written 
information in a logical sequence to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, contracts and 
other documents to support project activity; apply skills in the application of specific engineering theory 
to practical field and office problems; analyze and investigate complex engineering problems and 
determine an effective course of action for resolution; review and analyze information from a variety of 



OCT 2 3 2000 

JOB CODE TITLE: SENIOR ENGINEER SAN FRANCISCO JOB CODE: 5211 

PUBLIC LIBRARY Business Unit: COMMN 

sources; divide complex problems and issues into components for analysis; identify sources of 
information which may help to clarify and/or resolve issues and complaints; gather, evaluate and interpret 
pertinent information, data and evidence; and establish sound conclusions or logical recommendations 
with consideration of the ramifications and impact of decisions. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

1 . Seven (7) years verifiable professional engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, sanitary, 
environmental, or transportation (traffic)) work experience, which includes two (2) years experience 
equivalent to the 5241 Engineer level or higher; 

AND 

2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in one 
of the following or related disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical (environmental/sanitary), 
or transportation (traffic). 

Substitutions/Notes : 

a. A Masters degree in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering 
disciplines only or A Grade Four Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation (CA) may 
substitute for one year work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties. 

b. A Ph.D. in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines 
only may substitute for two years work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation 
specialties (submit copy with application). 

c. There is no substitution for the required two years work experience equivalent to 5241 Engineer or 
higher. 

d. Candidates licensed in other states, who otherwise meet the minimum requirements of this 
announcement but do not possess the required California License, may file for this examination, and if 
successful, will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the required California 
License is presented. 

e. City and County of San Francisco employees having six (6) months experience as a 5241 Engineer or 
higher will be admitted to the exam process. Successful candidates will be placed under waiver on the 
resulting eligible list until the two-year requirement is met in full. 

License or Certificate : All positions require possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional 
Engineer in the State of California in one of the following disciplines: Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, 
Electrical, Environmental, or Transportation (Traffic). Some positions may require additional special 
engineering licensing and/or work experience in areas such as Construction Management, Structural, 
Corrosion, Fire Protection, Geo-technical, Environmental, Control Systems or Industrial Engineering. 
Additional specialty areas may be determined at a later time. Most positions require a valid driver 
license. 

Effective Date: 10/6/00 

Reason For Creation of a New Class: To consolidate classes 5210 Senior Civil Engineer, 5258 Senior 
Mechanical Engineer, 5242 Senior Electrical Engineer, 5249 Senior Sanitary Engineer, and 5232 Senior 
Transportation Engineer into a single class and accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and 
abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE; PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5212 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, plans, assigns and directs the 
activities of several small units or a large group of professional and sub- 
professional civil engineering personnel engaged in a wide variety of engi- 
neering projects: performs highly responsible and complex engineering and 
administrative work in connection therewith; and performs related duties 
as required,, 

Requires major responsibility for: coordinating and approving engi- 
neering policy and methods affecting all sub-units; maintaining continuing 
contacts with responsible professional engineering personnel and ranking 
representatives of outside agencies and organizations in connection with 
the explanation and interpretation of engineering policies, rules and regula- 
tions; directing the preparation, review and approval of major engineering 
plans and documents , 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

lo Directs all design phases of a wide variety of engineering pro- 
jects; reviews and approves plans, specifications, contract documents and 
related data for such projects; advises subordinate personnel on policy 
and procedural matters relating to major work programs, 

2. Confers with operating division managers on engineering phases and 
operations problems; gives advice and consultation; directs and is respon- 
sible for execution of necessary actions, 

3o Confers with other departments and agencies relative to engi- 
neering projects and work programs to assure proper coordination of all 
related activities and responsibilities, 

k a Prepares, reviews and approves correspondence, reports, estimates 
and other material related to work programs and refers same for final approv- 
al of superior, 

5, Reviews submitted bids and makes recommendations as to award of 
contracts; reviews requests for encroachments on water -shed lands and 
rights-of-way; confers with public agencies and others on regulations con- 
cerning such requests and recommends courses of action thereon, 

6. Reviews permits, agreements, deeds, conditions and land sales, 
and other related works 1n connection with land management, 

7» Makes field inspection of contractual works in progress and 
approves partial payments; reviews and approves contract modifications 
and final payments for completed contracts, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil engineering. 

Requires ten years of progressively responsible civil engineering 
experience in structural designing, estimating, specifications and contract 
preparation and land management, including six years of responsible super- 
visory and administrative experience: or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER CODE: 5212 

(continued) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of:, 
modern civil engineering problems and practices; the strength and uses of 
construction; considerable knowledge of office management and administrative 
techniques o 

Requires considerable ability to: direct the preparation of design, 
plans, specifications and their interpretation and use in engineering 
construction; meet and consult with professional engineering personnel and 
public and private officials on complex engineering and administrative 
matters. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of modern engineering 
methods and techniques to practical engineering problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional civil engineer in 
the state of California, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Water Department Assistant General Manager and 
Assistant Chief Engineer 
Assistant Director of Public Works 

(Maintenance and Operations) 
Assistant City Engineer 

From: Senior Civil Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: BUILDING PLANS ENGINEER CODE: 52lU 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities of 
professional engineering personnel engaged in the review of building 
construction and modification plans to assure structural sufficiency and 
conformance with building codes and laws; performs highly responsible 
structural engineering and administrative work in connection therewith; 
and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: developing, coordinating and 
executing methods and policies relating to plan checking and building 
code enforcement activities; making regular important contacts with 
professional engineering personnel, contractors, legal representatives 
and property owners in connection with building construction or modifi- 
cation projects; reviewing and supervising the review of detailed and 
complex engineering plans, specifications and related technical papers 
and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs the checking of structural plans and specifications 
prepared by engineers, architects and designers to assure structural 
safety and conformance with building codes; reviews permits for altera- 
tion or construction of buildings. 

2. Confers with engineers, architects and designers in connection 
with preliminary planning or solution of engine *ing problems relating to 
city building construction requirements. 

3. Interprets building code requirements relating to structural 
safety of buildings and the usage of various construction materials; 
reviews applications for material substitutions and new construction 
methods and makes recommendations thereon. 

h. Makes field inspections of structural failures, complex con- 
struction and related field problems and makes recommendation to resolve 
same. 

5. Instructs inspection personnel on good construction practices, 
structural details, uses of materials and related building construction 
problems. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
civil engineering. 

Require- eight years of progressively responsible engineering exper- 
ience in structural designing, building construction and inspection and 
related phases of civil engineering, including four years of responsible 
supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination 
of tra\ning and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: BUILDING PLANS ENGINEER (continued) CODE: 5?lU 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: modern building engineering methods, techniques and practices; the 
strength and uses of building construction materials; engineering fea- 
tures of building construction problems. 

Requires considerable ability to: coordinate the design and prepara- 
tion of building construction plans with the review of such plans for 
conformance with existing laws; meet and consult with professional engine- 
ering and architectural personnel , contractors and others on building 
construction problems. 

Requires unusual skill in the application of structural engineering 
techniques to practical building construction problems. 

License : Requires registration as a registered engineer in the state 
of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Building Inspection Assistant Superintendent 

From: Civil Engineer 



MAY - 9 2GGI 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES PUBLIC LIBRARY 

JOB CODE TITLE: FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5215 

Business Unit: COMMN 

DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs challenging and responsible professional engineering review 
and inspection work in the specialized field of fire prevention and safety; advises fire inspection personnel 
engaged in fire prevention work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: A Fire Protection Engineer performs specialized and technical duties in 
fire protection and safety. Positions in this class require thorough knowledge in the principles and practices of 
engineering, fire protection and fire safety standards. This class is distinguished from classes in the building 
inspector series in that the latter lacks the specialized knowledge in fire protection and safety standards and 
procedures, and the expertise to inspect and test fire protection and suppression systems. It is distinguished 
from class H4 Inspector, Bureau of Fire Protection and Public Safety in that the latter lacks the technical 
background necessary to perform the full spectrum of Fire Protection Engineer duties. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 
9, the duties specified below are representative of the duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an 
inclusive list. 

1 . Reviews building and other construction plans and specifications for adequate and appropriate life 
safety systems and equipment; ensures that fire safe provisions are included where hazardous processes 
and/or dangerous chemicals or radioactive materials are involved; submits recommendations to the Fire 
Marshal for approval or disapproval of plans or specifications. 

2. Provides technical assistance and guidance to Fire Department personnel engaged in fire prevention 
work, and participates in inspections of buildings and other structures periodically during the course of 
construction to ensure compliance with approved fire protection plans and testing procedures. 

3. Assists the Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation (Fire Marshal) in the training of Fire 
Department Personnel in the technical, engineering aspects of fire prevention/inspection work; prepares 
instructional materials for use by inspectors throughout the department; gives lectures and arranges life- 
safety demonstration. 

4. Reviews codes, ordinances, and fire protection standards from other jurisdictions for possible local 
applications; assists in the development of new or revised codes and ordinances; and drafts 
recommendations for the establishment of improved fire protection policies and practices. 

5. Investigates sites of fires and makes determinations regarding possible structural, mechanical, alarm, 
fire extinguishing, or other safety system failures; prepares reports as required. 

6. Provides professional, technical guidance and assistance to the department in the design, testing, and 
potential of proposed new fire-fighting apparatus and equipment as well as fire-retardant materials. 

7. Makes recommendations to the Fire Marshal regarding requests for permits for hazardous chemical 
processes and installations. 

8. Conducts performance-based analysis or reviews performance-based design to determine whether 
proposed fire protection systems are acceptable with regard to the intent of codes, standards, and 
ordinances. 

9. May act for the Senior Mechanical Engineer in his/her absence. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge of: fire protection engineering methods and practices; installed fire extinguishing and related safety 
systems; safety practices to be followed in structures where hazardous solids, liquids, or gases are to be 



JOB CODE TITLE: FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5215 

Business Unit: COMMN 

manufactured, used or stored; firefighting equipment, its uses, capabilities, and limitations; the Uniform 
Building Code as it relates to fire protection; National Fire Protection Association Standards; correct grammar, 
spelling, and syntax to write coherent reports and correspondence; the principles of hydraulics related to water 
supply delivery; structural fire protection; the nature and characteristics of fire and related hazards; how fires 
originate, develop, and spread; fire prevention systems and practices; manual and automatic fire detection 
systems; fire control and suppression systems and practices; the effects of fire and fire effluents on buildings, 
fire prevention and detection systems, and people; and the hazards and risks associated with fire. 

Ability to: check and evaluate engineering plans and designs to ensure compliance with applicable codes, 
ordinances, and standards; check and evaluate engineering specifications to ensure compliance with applicable 
codes, ordinances, and standards; evaluate smoke removal analysis reports to ensure compliance with applicable 
codes, ordinances, and standards; evaluate sprinkler plans and calculations to ensure compliance with applicable 
codes, ordinances, and standards; evaluate architectural plans to ensure compliance with applicable codes, 
ordinances, and standards; perform hydraulic water flow test and analyze the results of the test; work effectively 
with engineering and fire protection professionals; make critical decisions in stressful situations; communicate 
effectively with peers, supervisors, and members of the public from different cultures and backgrounds; make 
public presentations regarding fire protection, inspection, and investigation; write technical reports using conect 
grammar, spelling, and syntax; analyze and creatively resolve conflicts between code and operational and 
economic concerns; be tactful in dealings with higher authorities regardless of whether the authority is 
technically or organizationally higher; interpret federal, state, and local codes, ordinances, and standards 
pertaining to fire protection; work efficiently with minimal supervision to complete assigned tasks 
expeditiously; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other governmental agencies; identify 
fire hazards and risks in order to take conective action; and conectly document methods of mathematical 
modeling. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: 

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in fire protection, civil, 
mechanical, electrical, or related engineering; AND 

2. Six years of verifiable professional experience in fire protection analysis including building design, 
specification writing, construction inspection, and plan review (including reading and interpreting 
architectural plans, computer fire modeling, and review of fire protection and life safety systems such as 
sprinkler and fire pump systems, smoke removal systems, fire resistive construction, means of egress, etc.) 
Note: a degree in fire protection engineering, as documented by copy of college transcripts, may be 
substituted for one year of professional experience; AND 

3. Possession of a valid Fire Protection Engineer license issued by the California Board of Registration for 
Professional Engineers or a valid registration as a Fire Protection Engineer from another state, which is 
transferable to the State of California; AND 

4. A valid Driver License. 



Effective Date: October 15, 1973 
Amended: November 5, 1979 
Amended: April 25, 2001 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the cunent tasks, knowledge areas, and abilities defined in the 
most recent job analysis conducted for this class. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

JOB CODE TITLE: CHIEF SURVEYOR JOB CODE: 5216 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : 

Under general direction, manages a section or division by planning, assigning, directing, and 
reviewing the work of a group of technical and professional personnel engaged in land survey 
activities or the processing of map applications and the monument preservation and maintenance 
program. 

Distinguishing Features : 

The Chief Surveyor is the highest level in the surveying series. Incumbents are distinguished 
from the 5314 Survey Party Chief by the higher level of responsibility and by the requirement for 
a professional license. 

Supervision Exercised : 

Incumbents in this class supervise a group of survey technicians and professionals. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Manages a section or division by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating the 
work of subordinates. 

2. Reviews surveying or map requirements and resolves problems as needed. 

3. Examines areas to be surveyed and assigns the appropriate survey party. 

4. Checks field survey or map work in progress and directs subordinates when necessary 

5. Performs surveying or map processing operations when necessary to assist staff in 
difficult situations. 

6. Manages the budget (including revenues for map processing division) for survey 
parties and map processing to ensure adequate staffing, supplies, and equipment. 

7. Collects and reviews survey notes or map applications for completeness and accuracy. 

8. Supervises the maintenance of official records, maps, and survey reports and the 
preparation of related reports. 

9. Coordinates with other city agencies on requests for service, time schedules, and cost 
estimates. 

10. Assists the Division Manager or Bureau Manager in making revisions of programs, 
objectives, and goals. 

1 1 . Develops, interprets, and coordinates surveying and map processing policy and 
methods for the department. 

12. Processes and checks subdivision map applications, plans, and survey records 
prepared by licensed land surveyors for technical and record information accuracy 

with respect to the California Subdivision Map Act and the San Francisco Subdivision 
Codes and Regulations. 

13. Writes and checks boundary legal descriptions and performs other professional duties 
which require a licensed land surveyor. 

14. Manages horizontal and vertical control systems which may include use of Global 

Positioning System (GPS) monumentation/documentation program HOPI IMFNT^ DFP 

JAN 2 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



JOB CODE TITLE: CHIEF SURVEYOR JOB CODE: 5216 

Business Code: COMMN 

15. Implements and maintains Geographic Information System (GIS) base map system. 

16. Updates codes and regulations and reviews proposed bills and budget, cost, and fee 
assessments. 

1 7. Makes regular contacts with the general public, other departments, contractors, private 
surveyors, and outside organizations relative to municipal mapping and survey 
practices and procedures. 

1 8. Prepares legislation to change official street legislation, approve subdivision maps, and 
refers same to the Board of Supervisors. 

19. Routinely represents the department at public hearings and before the Board of 
Supervisors and various commissions. 

20. Drives a vehicle to work sites and meetings when necessary. 

21. Performs related duties as required. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: all phases of land survey work including methods of conducting various types of 
surveys such as GPS (Global Positioning System), automated data collection control surveys, and 
construction surveys; implementing and maintaining GIS (Geographic Information System) base 
map system; processing of survey notes and reports; laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining 
to land survey and subdivision map processing in the City of San Francisco and other counties 
where surveying is done and the State of California including the Land Surveyor's Act and the 
Subdivision Map Act; safety practices and procedures applicable to survey work. 
Ability to: plan, assign, direct, monitor, and evaluate the work of subordinates; communicate 
orally with other employees, the public, contractors, and others; communicate effectively in 
writing including composing reports, legislation, conditions/notes, and correspondence; relate 
effectively with a variety of people. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

1 . Four years of experience supervising survey parties. 

2. Possession of a valid California Professional Land Surveyor License, or a valid 
California Civil Engineer license (issued in 1981 or before). 

3. Possession of a valid California driver license (at least Class C). 

Note: At least one year of experience in county subdivision mapping is required for the position 
located in the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping at the Department of Public Works in addition to 
the Minimum Qualifications above. 

Amended Date : January 11,2000 

Reason for Amendment : 

To reflect accurately the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the most recent 
job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: BUILDING CODE ANALYST CODE: 5217 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in the development of the building, housing, 
plumbing and electrical codes and other ordinances and state laws relating to build- 
ing construction and building activities; reviews material approval requests and 
makes recommendations thereto; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Building Code Analyst acts in a staff capacity to the Assistant Superintendent, 
Building Inspection Administration. The incumbent of this position is responsible for 
developing and coordinating all aspects of code work and approvals except for struc- 
tural matters which includes evaluation, preparation, interpretation and instruction, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Analyzes and reviews information and makes recommendations on code changes, 
drafts new code provisions and supervises office work involved in amending codes. 

2. Reviews and makes recommendations on reports and data submitted in connection 
with requests for the approval of new building materials and new methods of construc- 
tion not involving engineering matters. 

3. Confers with and corresponds with other professional personnel and groups in 
connection with code changes. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or univer- 
sity with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires 12 years of progressively responsible experience in architectural design 
of a wide variety of structures, including major structures and/or in building con- 
struction code work on a full-time basis, including at least 5 years of responsible 
review of codes and code changes on a full-time basis or responsible for code review 
of all plans for his firm or organization; with at least 2 years major involvements in 
code activity representing his firm or organization either at the statewide level or 
in major revisions to the San Francisco Building Code; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; Requires comprehensive knowledge of: Archi- 
tectural methods, techniques and practices and the use of construction materials, as- 
semblies and arrangement, particularly as related to the development and application of 
building construction codes; building construction codes and the philosophy of codes; 
national test procedures and standards; code change procedures and preparation. 

Requires special skill and ability: To organize code changes, analyze code change 
recommendations and prepare evaluations thereon; to express both orally and in writing 
code concepts, interpretations, changes and analyses; to supervise typists and others 
involved in process of activities; coordinate structural code changes prepared by 
engineers of bureau with ongoing changes on schedule; establish and maintain close liai- 
son with professionals and others involved in codes and materials approvals. 

License : Certification as a licensed architect in the State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : To be determined 

From: Original entrance examination 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: STRUCTURAL ENGINEER CODE: 5218 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional 
structural engineering work in the field and office; reviews structural plans for 
all types of new construction, alteration work, high-rise buildings and complex 
structures; may be required to supervise professional and technical personnel en- 
gaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Interpreting and coordinating existing engineering 
policies and methods with other departments and contractors; making regular responsible 
contacts with professional engineering personnel and contractors; preparing, checking 
and reviewing detailed and complex engineering plans, specifications and related 
documents. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Reviews all types of new construction, alteration work, high-rise buildings 
and complex structures. 

2. Confers with engineers, architects, contractors and owners regarding pro- 
posed construction, alterations, or changes in buildings for conformation with the 
codes. 

3. Initiates special inspection procedures, determines acceptability of reports 
and provides direction for building inspectors. 

4. Investigates new materials and design or construction methods for accept- 
ability. 

5. Makes field investigations of land slides, structural failures, potential 
hazards, complex structural problems and prepares recommendations. 

6. Provides staff assistance to the Senior Engineer in code review work and 
engineering research. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
versity with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in engineering de- 
sign, estimating, specification preparations and building construction or inspection, 
including two years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination 
of training and experience. 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: Modern 
structural engineering including recognized standards applied to the design and 
construction of a wide variety of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures; 
existing laws, ordinances and codes applicable to structural engineering and con- 
struction projects. 

Requires considerable ability to: Check and evaluate engineering plans, designs 
and specifications; meet and consult with professional engineers, contractors and the 
public on complex structural engineering matters; requires ability to write profes- 
sional and technical engineering reports. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of structural engineering 
principles and practices to practical field and office design and construction problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the State of 
California with authority to use the title "Structural Engineer." 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5219 Senior Structural Engineer 

From: 5206 Associate Civil Engineer Adopted: 4/1/74 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLES: SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER CODE: 5219 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities of a group of 
professional and sub-professional engineering personnel engaged in structural and 
architectural plans review for safety and code conformance; performs responsible 
administrative and specialized structural engineering work in connection therewith: 
and performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for overall supervision and review of detailed 
and complex structural engineering plans, specifications and technical papers; making 
regular important contacts with professional engineering people and contractors in 
connection with complex and difficult structural engineering matters. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, organizes and directs the supervision of structural and architectural 
plan review for safety and code conformance. 

2. Confers with various licensed professionals on complex problems and code 
interpretation . 

3. Provides staff assistance to the Superintendent, Bureau of Building 
Inspection in connection with code research, writing of code rulings, administrative 
bulletins, office procedures, etc. 

4. Supervises and evaluates the investigation of new materials, new design or 
construction methods and makes final recommendations for approval. 

5. Performs administrative functions relating to personnel and office control. 

6. Consults with and provides guidance to Building Inspection Division. 

7. Supervises, assigns and evaluates field investigations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college with a 
baccalaureate degree, with major course work in civil engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in structural 
design including four years in building construction or inspection and also including 
responsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience . 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of modern 
structural engineering, including recognized standards as applied to the design and con- 
struction of a variety of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures; a thorough 
knowledge of the City Building Code and applicable State laws relating to structural 
design, a thorough knowledge of the usual sources of engineering information. 

Requires considerable ability to direct and review the work of a group of 
engineers and other employees and to coordinate it with the overall program: the 
ability to conduct difficult engineering research studies; the ability to evaluate the 
engineering soundness of alternate proposals; the ability to prepare clear and 
comprehensive plans and reports, and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively 
with employees and the public. 

Requires a high degree of skill in the application of modern engineering methods 
and techniques to practical engineering problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional civil engineer in the State 
of California with authority to use the title "Structural Engineer." 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5212 Principal Civil Engineer 

5188 Assistant Director of Public Works (Maintenance and Operations) 
From: 5218 Structural Engineer Adopted: 4/1/74 



CLASS TITLE: JUNIOR WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER CODE: £220 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs beginning level field and off- 
ice, water purification engineering work; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires responsibility for: following established water purifica- 
tion maintenance and operation procedures and methods; making routine 
contacts on ordinary engineering, maintenance and operation matters with 
other departmental employees; gathering and preparing ordinary plant 
operational data and reports . 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Makes regular inspections, adjustments and minor repairs of 
water chlorination, fluoridation and other water treatment installa- 
tions and equipment to assure that such equipment is maintained and 
operated in a satisfactory manner. 

2. May supervise the activities of various craftsmen in mainten- 
ance and repair activities of water purification facilities. 

3. May design simple components of water purification equipment 
and instruments. 

U. Assists in the installation of new equipment; sterilizes new- 
ly installed water mains and reservoirs . 

5>. Receives customer complaints and makes visual inspections and 
water analyses in order to ascertain basis for complaints and proper 
corrective action. 

6. Prepares daily reports and records of chemicals used in plant 
operations and equipment maintenance and repair work. 

7. Conducts experiments relative to water treatment and equip- 
ment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year col- 
lege or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course 
work in mechanical, sanitary or chemical engineering; or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires knowledge of: the theory 
and practical aspects of water treatment, chemistry and engineering as 
it relates to the maintenance, operation and repair of water treatment 
plants; the fundamentals of mechanical and chemical engineering and the 
ordinary sources of general engineering information; modern engineering 
principles and practices, particularly as they relate to water purifi- 
cation; construction, maintenance and repair methods, particularly as 
they apply to the mechanical phases of water purification systems. 

Requires ability to prepare ordinary equipment designs, drawings 
and sketches. 

Requires skill in: the application of modern engineering princi- 
pals and practices to water purification problems; the use of drawing 
instruments and materials. 



CLASS TITLE: JUNIOR WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER CODE: £220 

(continued) 

License : Requires possession of a valid state motor vehicle opera- 
tor's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Assistant Water Purification Engineer 

From: Original Entrance Examination 



CLASS TITLE; ASSISTANT WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER CODE: 5222 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs water purification engineering 
work of average difficulty in the field and office; and performs related 
duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out and explaining existing 
water purification techniques, methods and procedures; occasional con- 
tacts with the general public and other departmental engineering per- 
sonnel in connection with water purification activities and problems; 
gathering and preparing water purification operation and maintenance 
data and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Inspects and participates in the operation, maintenance and 
repair of fluoridation, chlorination and other water purification 
equipment for the water supply system. 

2. Prepares preliminary and functional design drawings for new 
water treatment facilities and conversion and alteration of existing 
facilities. 

3. Supervises and assists in the installation and testing of 
new water treatment equipment. 

h. Supervises and participates in the sterilization of new water 
mains and reservoirs. 

5, Conducts inspections and investigations of water system pipe 
lines, tunnels, reservoirs and watershed properties to assure that 
consumer's water supply is not contaminated. 

6. Conducts experiments relative to water treatment practices 
and equipment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year 
college or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major coarse 
work in mechanical, sanitary or chemical engineering. 

Requires two years of progressively responsible engineering ex- 
perience in the operation, maintenance, repair and design of water 
purification systems and facilities; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires good knowledge of: 
modern engineering principles and practices, particularly as thsy 
relate to water purification systems; construction, operation, 
maintenance and repair requirements of water purification systems. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER CODE: £222 

(continued) 

Requires ability to: investigate and evaluate water purification 
problems and prepare clear and concise reports on such investigations; 
deal effectively" with other engineering personnel on technical water 
purification problems and practices. 

Requires skill in: the application of modern engineering princi- 
ples and practices to practical water purification and maintenance 
problems; the use of drawing instruments and materials. 

License : Requires possession of: a valid state motor vehicle 
operator's license; a grade III water treatment plant operator's 
certificate from the american water works association. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Associate Water Purification Engineer 

From: Junior Water Purification Engineer 



MAR 2 8 2001 
SAN FRANCISCO 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC I IRRARY 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

JOB CODE TITLE: ASSOCIATE WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5224 

Business Unit: COMMA 
DEFINITION 

Under general direction, an incumbent in this class is responsible for providing process engineering and research 
support to SFPUC's (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission) operating divisions. The Associate Water 
Purification Engineer implements Water Quality Bureau (WQB) objectives and goals throughout the transmission 
system and helps ensure compliance with regulatory' requirements. The work primarily involves conducting water 
quality studies, analyzing system performance data, troubleshooting or optimizing system performance, and 
monitoring regulatory compliance. The essential functions of this class include, but are not limited to: design and 
conduct bench-pilot and full-scale studies to evaluate process modifications, new treatment techniques, and new 
chemical products: review and analyze water quality data and make treatment, operational, and monitoring 
recommendations: assist with the development of treatment optimization guidelines, water quality objectives, 
system targets, and operational criteria: evaluate unusual water quality events and treatment difficulties; perform 
preliminary engineering designs for new facilities and modifications; review, interpret, and summarize technical 
literature and or regulations for project support; review, edit and. or provide comments on technical documents 
including proposed regulations: conduct training as needed and data analysis to assist operations staff with 
optimizing system performance: perform studies and or assist operations staff with optimizing system performance; 
conduct the planning, preparation, field oversight, and documentation of disinfection and dechlorination activities. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Job code 5224 is distinguished from Job Code 5203 by its responsibility for performing complex and difficult field 
and or office engineering work related to water and wastewater treatment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The nature of the work may involve disagreeable working conditions such as working in pipelines or other confined 
spaces, in inclement weather, and with hazardous materials, dangerous gases and chemicals. Incumbents may be 
required to travel to remote areas on mountain roads in snowy, icy. or rainy conditions Individuals in this 
classification may also have to work occasional weekend shifts and overtime in the field with little or no advance 
notice. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED 

Job code 5224 supervises technical subordinates (Job Codes 5203 and 5201 ) and craft staff on projects and. or 
assignments 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109. the duties specified below are representative of the range of 
duties assigned to 5224 Associate Water Purification Engineer and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Functions as a project engineer for water and wastewater projects (provides project scope, schedule, 
budget, etc ) and is responsible for project completion, quality control and coordination among 
different facilities. 

2. Instructs subordinate personnel in operational start up and trouble-shooting procedures to monitor and 
control all facilities and equipment and ensure compliance with appropriate State Federal water and 
wastewater regulations. 

3 Reviews plans and specifications and makes recommendations for new facilities and the alteration and 
conversion of existing facilities and makes routine inspections of treatment facilities to ensure 
compliance with drinking water and wastewater regulations. 



JOB CODE TITLE: ASSOCIATE WATER PURIFICATION ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5224 

Business Unit: COMMN 

4. Maintains records and prepares comprehensive reports; designs and conducts investigations for applied 
research and analysis of water treatment and wastewater quality control projects. 

5. Plans, supervises and may perform experiments relative to process performance reliability (drinking 
water and wastewater). 

6. Supervises and directs subordinate employees; assigns and reviews work performed by them; trams in 
accordance with drinking water and wastewater regulations and evaluates performance. 

7. Coordinates work between various sections divisions within the department to develop and research 
needs and activities relative to long-term goals. 

8. Assists in the permitting process for departmental facilities in order to ensure compliance with 
State Federal regulations 

9. Assists in interpreting new regulations to ensure departmental compliance with State-Federal 
regulations 

10. Works with consultants to do special studies and develop strategies to remain in compliance with 
current and future regulations. 

Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices related to water and wastewater treatment; and 
troubleshooting, repair and installation procedures related to water and wastewater treatment and monitoring 
systems. 

Ability to conduct investigations and or research, deal in a cooperative manner with individual customers and the 
general public; lead technical and craft staff on projects; and administer and assist in the successful completion of 
projects for water quality operations. 

Skill in oral and written communication 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES 

1. Graduation from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and 
Technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree with major coursework in environmental, sanitary, civil, 
or chemical engineering. AND 

2 Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California by the Board of 
Registration for Professional Engineers. AND 

3 Three (3) years of experience in environmental, sanitary, civil, or chemical engineering in water or 
wastewater treatment facilities planning, design, or operations; AND 

4. Possession of a valid driver's license. 



Effective Date 1/12/61 

Amended Date 3/14/01 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most 
recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: TRAFFIC SURVEY CODER-INTERVIEWER CODE: 5226 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under supervision, obtains information necessary to traffic or 
parking surveys by interviewing motorists on street; compiles and makes 
computations on d ata collected and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out well-defined instructions 
and prescribed survey techniques; exercise of tact and discretion during 
continuous public contact; maintaining accurate records of data obtained 
and making simple calculations on such data. 

Note: Positions in this classifications are temporary in 
character and may be assigned working shifts which correspond with 
the needs of the survey to vhich the employee is assigned. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Carries out interviews with motorists in the field regarding 
destination, reason for trip, parking needs or other pertinent infor- 
mation; keeps record of data so obtained. 

2. In the office, codes information obtained in field preparatory 
to entry on business machine cards, 

3. As assigned, may make inventory of available parking space or 
may make traffic counts, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : 

Training and Experience : Completion of high school. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires some knowledge of the 
city street system; requires ability to employ tact and courtesy in dealing 
with the public and to perform simple arithmetic and related clerical work. 

License : Applicants must possess a valid California Operator's 
license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

Recruitment will be on an open basis. 

The temporary nature of positions in this classification precludes 
promotion to and from this classification 

ADOPTED: 11/5/6U 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: JUNIOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5227 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under supervision, performs beginning level traffic engineering work 1n 
the field and office following established engineering methods and procedures; 
applies principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation 
planning to the city's traffic system; makes routine contacts with other 
employees and the general public on engineering matters; gathers and maintains 
ordinary engineering data and records; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This classification 1s the entry-level position of the Transportation 
Engineer series. It Is charactelzed by Its focus on routine traffic and 
transportation Issues and 1s distinguished from Assistant Transportation 
Engineer by the latter' s responsibility for performing more complex work under 
general supervision. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

"The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not 
be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically 
listed." (Civil Service Rule 7) 

1. Conducts traffic engineering studies; collects and analyzes data 
pertaining to traffic flow and projected loads, circulation patterns, road 
capacity, Installation of traffic signal systems; and prepares technical 
reports. 

2. Assists 1n the design and preparation of plans for Installation of new 
signal systems and channelization projects; plans for traffic movement and 
control, road widening, parking layouts, driveway, sidewalk and street access 
and maneuverability for motorists, and pedestrians; prepares traffic plans for 
future roadway improvements and developments. 

3. Makes field Inspections of streets under construction to ensure 
compliance with contract plans, specifications and conditions. 

4. Reviews and makes recommendations on plans submitted by other 
departments regarding the adequacy of access roads and related traffic 
problems; assists 1n the preparation of reports on traffic surveys. 

5. Investigates complaints regarding traffic signal operations and 
analyzes traffic accident reports and hazards; reviews and models, using 
computer applications, alternate plans for modification of signals, other 
control devices, traffic direction or speed; evaluates results and makes 
appropriate recommendations. 

6. Provides written and oral responses to a variety of Inquires and 
problems regarding traffic engineering policies, procedures, standards, 
environmental Impact reporting, appeals, and other related project activities; 
prepares and processes routine legislation for traffic regulation changes. 



CLASS TITLE: JUNIOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5227 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

"The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications. . .and other 
particulars. . .Appl icants must be guided solely by the announcement of the 
examination for which they apply." (Civil Service Rule 9) 

Knowledges. Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of principles, practices and 
methods of traffic engineering and transportation planning, street and highway 
design, traffic control devices and safety; working knowledge of research 
techniques, report writing, statistical analysis. 

Ability to: Investigate traffic and signal complaints; gather data for 
analysis; learn to program and time traffic signals, operate computers and 
work with traffic-related software; maintain an effective working relationship 
with a variety of people, understand and apply pertinent laws, regulations and 
ordinances. 



ADOPTED: 4-6-92 
#4291c 



DOCUMENTS DEP^ 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AUG 2 3 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
5228 ASSISTANT TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEFINITION OF CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs transportation engineering work of average difficulty 
in the field and office; may supervise subordinate engineers and subprofessional engineering 
personnel; makes occasional contacts with the general public, contractors, and other 
departmental personnel on technical traffic engineering problems; explains existing techniques 
and methods; prepares and reviews engineering data and reports. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES; 

The Assistant Transportation Engineer classification is the entry-level classification in the 
engineering series. The Assistant Transportation Engineer is distinguished from the Associate 
Transportation Engineer in that the latter class requires a Professional Engineer's license and 
has a greater degree of technical and supervisory responsibility. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

May exercise limited supervision over Junior Engineers, student engineering trainees and related 
personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Prepares, reviews, and checks ordinary designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for a 
variety of engineering projects. 

2. Reviews and analyzes field data and results of office research in determining corrective 
measures applicable to existing traffic problems; makes field studies of traffic problems 
in connection with the installation of traffic control devices. 

3. Prepares designs and work schedules for the installation of new signal systems and 
channelization projects; supervises and participates in field studies and collection of data 
relative to traffic movement and the characteristics of motorists and pedestrians. 

4. Makes field inspections of street projects under construction to assure adherence to 
contract specifications; prepares and reviews traffic plans for future developments and 
improvements. 

5. Reviews and makes recommendations on plans prepared by other departments for 
adequacy of access roads and related traffic problems; assists in the preparation of reports 
on traffic surveys. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5228 



6. Prepares correspondence and reports for a variety of inquiries and problems regarding 
traffic engineering policies, procedures, standards, environmental impact issues, appeals, 
and other related project activities; prepares and processes legislation for traffic 
regulation changes. 

7. Meets and consults with professional engineering personnel, contractors, and the public 
on traffic engineering matters. 

8. Prepares cost estimates for ordinary engineering projects. 

9. Performs engineering calculations. 

10. May exercise limited supervision over subordinate level engineers and drafting personnel. 

11. Answers public inquiries on a variety of engineering matters. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Any combination of experience and training that could likely meet the required knowledge and 
abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining this would be: 

Knowledge of : Principles and practices of transportation engineering. 

Ability to : Prepare and check designs, details, estimates, and plans and specifications of 
transportation engineering projects; investigate and evaluate transportation engineering 
problems in a discipline area; prepare clear and concise engineering reports; apply engineering 
theory to practical field and office problems; understand and apply pertinent laws, regulations, 
and ordinances; use drafting instruments and transportation related computer software; and 
supervise subordinate engineering personnel. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or transportation engineering; or an 
equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Requires at least one year 
engineering work experience at the level of a junior engineer. Some positions 
may require additional or other specialized engineering training or experience. 

License : Requires an Engineer-In-Training Certificate or equivalent from the State of California. 



Retitled and Amended : 4/6/92 
Amended : 8/19/97 

This specification has been retitled and amended to conform with The California Professional 
Engineers Act, Business and Professions Code, Article 1 , Sections 6704 and 6732. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

5229 ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER 



DEFINITION OF CLASS; 

Under direction, performs professional transportation engineering work in the field and office; 
supervises subordinate engineering and drafting personnel engaged in such work; and performs 
related duties as required. This classification is responsible for the operation of a highly complex 
section of transportation engineering, involving the operation and maintenance of traffic control 
devices and legislative procedures leading to traffic regulations; performs professional 
transportation engineering work in connection therewith; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Associate Engineer is the journey-level classification in the engineering series and is the first 
level that requires a license as a Professional Engineer from the State of California. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

Exercises technical and functional supervision over Assistant and Junior Engineers, technicians, 
and other related personnel. 



EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, The duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of engineering studies, reports, designs, 
drawings, specifications, estimates and calculations affecting a wide variety of 
engineering projects. 

2. Directs and reviews the preparation of engineering plans, maps and data for the 
Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation, departmental public 
hearings and Board of Supervisors hearings, leading to new traffic laws and ordinances. 

3. Directs and reviews the preparation of schedules and work orders for the installation and 
maintenance of street traffic painting and traffic signs, including direction of the field 
supervision of traffic painters; investigates and directs traffic signal timing changes to 
meet changing traffic conditions 

4. Makes recommendations regarding permits for taxi cab and limousine stands, driveways, 
automobile parking stations, street openings and bus zones; directs collection of traffic 
survey data for other operating traffic engineering sections. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5229 



5. Supervises the maintenance of permanent files of traffic signs, signals and markings for 
dissemination as legal information; testifies in court as to traffic records. 

6. Evaluates, writes, and discusses performance evaluations on subordinate staff 



JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Any combination of experience and training that could likely meet the required knowledge and 
abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining this would be: 

Knowledge of : Principles and practices of transportation engineering. 

Ability to : Prepare and check design details, estimates, engineering plans and specifications; 
meet and consult with departmental officials, consultants and related engineering personnel; 
supervise subordinate engineering personnel; write correspondence and technical engineering 
reports; apply engineering theory and practice to field and office engineering problems; manage 
budgets, cost controls and schedule of engineering projects. Investigate transportation 
engineering problems and decide on an effective course of action; requires skill in the application 
of transportation engineering theory to practical field and office problems. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : Requires completion of a four-year college of university 
with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or transportation engineering; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires at least three years engineering 
work experience, two of which must be at the Assistant Engineer level. Some positions may 
require additional specialized engineering training and/or experience. 

License : Requires registration as a Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California. 



Retitled and Amended : 8/19/97 
Amended: 9/9/97 



This specification has been retitled and amended to conform with the California Professional 
Engineers Act, Business and Professions Code, Article 1 , Sections 6704 and 6732. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DOCUMENTS DEP^ 

5230 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER AUG 2 3 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEFINITION OF CLASS : 

This classification, under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional 
engineering work in the field and office; is responsible for assisting in the planning, 
administration and operation of the division of transportation engineering; performs professional 
research-related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

The Transportation Engineer is the advanced journey level classification in the engineering 
series. It is distinguished from the Associate Transportation Engineer classification by its 
higher level of technical expertise and supervisory responsibility. The Transportation Engineer 
is distinguished from the Senior Transportation Engineer classification by the Senior 
Transportation Engineer's higher level of management and policy-making responsibility on 
technical matters. The Engineer often acts as project engineer or lead designer on complex 
engineering projects. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

Exercises technical and functional supervision over Engineers, technicians, inspectors, surveyors, 
and other related personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Supervises professional engineers, technicians, and related professionals including 
consultants in the preparation of studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, and 
specifications for a wide variety of transportation engineering projects; analyzes and/or 
makes decisions regarding systems operations. 

2. Supervises the preparation of and/or prepares contract documents, such as detailed plans 
and specifications. 

3. Assigns special traffic surveys to subordinates; assigned and reviews special studies on 
installation of street signs, determination of one-way streets, street crossing areas and 
loading zones; determines and assigns location for traffic checks and speed studies; makes 
field investigations prior to study where unusual or complicated problems exist. 



CLASS TITLE: TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5230 



4. Investigates and supervises the investigation of complaints related to transportation 
engineering activities; prepares and reviews street parking facility designs, plans for 
parking meter locations and street geometric drawings. 

5. Directs the preparation of survey reports and the maintenance of records relating to traffic 
engineering studies. 

6. Makes field visits to construction projects to verify general design conformance; seek 
solutions to problems; and prepare recommendations. 

7. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, 
approval agencies, and the general public. 

8. Writes, reviews, and approves departmental legislation, reports, and related documents 

9. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates, counsels and disciplines staff. 
10. Evaluates code and regulatory compliance and makes recommendations on the 

interpretation of codes and regulations; when necessary initiates changes to codes 
and regulations. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Any combination of experience and training that could likely meet the required knowledge and 
abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining this would be: 

Knowledge of : Requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of 
transportation engineering and considerable knowledge of modern traffic engineering methods 
and techniques. 

Ability to : Check and evaluate engineering designs, plans and specifications; meet and 
consult with engineering personnel, contractors, consultants and the general public on 
complex engineering matters; write technical engineering reports; supervise professional 
and technical personnel; apply engineering theory and practice to difficult and specialized 
engineering problems. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : Requires completion of a four-year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or transportation engineering; or an 
equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Requires at least five years 
engineering work experience, two years of which must be at the level of an Associate Engineer 
or equivalent. 

License: Requires registration as a Civil or Traffic engineer in the State of California. 

Retitled and Amended: 8/19/97 

This specification has been retitled and amended to conform with the California Professional 
Engineers Act, Business and Professions Code, Article 1 , Sections 6704 and 6732. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

5232 SENIOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER 

DEFINITION OF CLASS : 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities of a group of professional and sub 
professional engineering personnel engaged in a wide variety of transportation engineering 
projects and systems operations; performs responsible administrative and specialized 
engineering work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

The Senior Transportation Engineer is distinguished from the Transportation Engineer 
classification by its management and policy-making responsibility on technical matters. The 
Senior Engineer is distinguished from the Principal Engineer classification by the higher level of 
administrative and overall policy making responsibility of the Principal Engineer. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

Exercises technical and functional supervision over Engineers, technicians, inspectors, surveyors, 
and other related personnel. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Manages professional engineers, technicians and related professionals, including 
consultants engaged in the preparation of studies and/or construction contract documents; 
analyzes and/or makes decisions regarding systems operations. 

2. Plans and develops programs, budgets staff, and other resources for a wide variety of 
engineering activities. 

3. Directs and controls engineering staff by establishing priorities, making assignments, 
allocating resources and monitoring progress of engineering work. 

4. Implements departmental policies, procedures, and administrative directives by 
interpreting, explaining, and monitoring engineering activities; establishes pertinent 
technical policies and procedures of the organization. 

5. Coordinates activities within a unit and other sections of the organization, as well as other 
agencies; and resolves differences among engineers and contractors/consultants. 

6. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to boards, commissions, committees, approval 
agencies, staff and the general public. 

7. Reviews, evaluates and approves drawings, specifications, and related documents. 

8. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines staff. 



CLASS TITLE: SENIOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER CODE: 5232 

9. Writes, reviews and approves reports, correspondence, and legislation. 

10. Approves work scopes, proposals, contracts, contract modifications, and settlement of 
claims or disputes. 

11. Manages contract and code compliance and when necessary initiates contract and code 
changes. 

12. Represents the city and consults with governmental officials, business and civic 
organizations in connection with parking, traffic and transportation problems. 

13. Plans, organizes, and directs the administration and management of construction contracts. 

14. Supervises adequacy of the technical review performed by various design disciplines to 
ensure consistency with the general conditions, drawings, and technical specifications of 
the contract bid documents. 

15. Reviews and approves accuracy and adequacy of design criteria, project requirements, 
codes, regulations, and standards and safety requirements. 

16. Reviews and approves procedural changes in executing and monitoring engineering 
projects. 

17. Reviews and approves technical training programs for engineers and technicians engaged 
in engineering projects. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Any combination of experience and training that could likely meet the required knowledge and 
abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining this would be: 

Knowledge of : Requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of 
Transportation Engineering, including ordinances and regulations pertaining to traffic movement 
and the construction or conversion of city streets or highways. 

Ability to : Review and evaluate engineering designs, plans and specifications; meet and consult 
with engineering personnel, contractors, consultants and the general public on complex 
engineering matters; write technical engineering reports; supervise professional and technical 
personnel; manage engineering personnel; apply transportation engineering theory and practice 
to practical field and office engineering problems. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : Requires completion of a four-year college or 
university with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in civil or transportation 
engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires at least seven 
years engineering work experience, two of which must be at the Engineer level. 

License: Requires registration as a Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California. 

Retitled and Amended: 8/19/97 

Amended: 9/9/97 

This specification has been retitled and amended to conform with the California Professional 
Engineers Act, Business and Professions Code, Article 1, Sections 6704 and 6732. 



CLASS TITLE; JUNIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CODE; 5231; 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CUSS' 

Under supervision, performs beginning level electrical engineer- 
ing work in the field and office] ana performs related duties as re- 
quired. 

Requires normal responsibility for following established engin- 
eering methods and procedures; making routine contacts in connection 
with engineering problems; gathering, preparing and maintaining ordi- 
nary engineering reports and records. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES- 

1. Prepares designs, drawings and sketches in connection with 
electrical engineering phases of various construction and conversion 
projects. 

2. Makes preliminary field studies ana investigations of proposed 
projects. 

3. Designs and calculates power and lighting features and circuits. 
h. Makes field inspections of work done by private contractors 

for conformance with plans and specifications; checks and records work 
progress at various constructions sites. 

5. Makes cost estimates of proposed lighting and electrical sys- 
tems. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS s 

Training and Experience' Requires completion of a four year col- 
lege or university, with a baccalaureate aegree, wxth major course work 
in electrical engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience , 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ; Requires knowledge of: the mod- 
ern procedures and practices of electrical engineering; modern constru- 
ction methoas and p jcedures, particularly as applied to the electrical 
phases of construction projects. 

Requires ability to prepare ordinary electrical engineering details, 
plans, designs, estimates and computations . 

Requires skill in the application of electrical engineering prac- 
tices and procedures to practical field and office problems; requires 
skill in the use of drafting instruments. 

PROMOTIVE LINES 

T~ -. Assistant Electrical Engineer 

From? Original Entrance Examination 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CODE: 5236 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs electrical engineering work of 
average difficulty in the field and office; may supervise subordinate 
engineers and sub-professional personnel engaged in such workj and performs 
related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out and explaining existing 
engineering methods and procedures; making occasional contacts with other 
departments, engineering personnel and the general public relative to 
electrical engineering matters; gathering, preparing and maintaining ordinary 
technical engineering records and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Makes preliminary investigations for new construction and 
modifications to existing facilities, 

2. Collects information and data relative to the electrical 
engineering phases of construction projects; prepares designs, plans and 
specifications for ordinary electrical construction projects. 

3. Prepares and supervises the preparation of cost estimates and 
computations for construction projects; inspects materials and equipment 
to determine conformity with prescribed standards and specifications. 

U. Tests and checks electric installations of equipment for proper 
operation. 

5. Prepares periodical progress reports on various construction 
projects; may review work progress and recommend for partial payments. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires graduation from a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in electrical 
engineering. 

Requires two years of progressively responsible electrical engineering 
experience in designing, estimating, specification writing and the inspection 
of construction work, particularly as relates to electrical engineering; or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires good knowledge of: modern 
electrical engineering principles and practices; modern construction practices, 
particularly as they apply to the electrical phases of engineering projects; 
good knowledge of laws, ordinances and regulations governing electrical 
construction projects. 

Requires ability to: prepare electrical designs, details, estimates and 
plans and specifications; investigate and evaluate engineering problems and 
to prepare clear and concise reports on such investigations; deal effectively 
and courteously with engineering personnel on technical problems. 



CLASS TITLE; ASSISTANT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (Continued) CODE: 5236 

Requires skill in: the application of modern electrical engineering 
techniques and methods to practical field and office problems 5 the use 
of drawing instruments and materials. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Associate Electrical Engineer 

Froms Junior Electrical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE; ASSOCIATE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CODE: 5238 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs professional electrical engineering 
work in the field and office; supervises subordinate engineering per- 
sonnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: interpreting and enforcing existing 
engineering methods and policies; making regular contacts with pro- 
fessional and sub-professional engineering personnel, other depart- 
ments and outside organizations, in connection with electrical engin- 
eering projects; preparing, checking and reviewing important detail- 
ed and complex engineering plans, specifications and documents. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of electrical engin- 
eering designs, drawings, specifications, estimates and calculations 
effecting a wide variety of construction, maintenance and repair pro- 
jects. 

2. Assists in the preparation of complex contract documents; re- 
views and checks, design calculations, contractors' shop drawings and 
engineering drawings. 

3. Computes cost estimates and material requirements for a vari- 
ety of electrical construction and maintenance projects. 

h. Conducts and attends meetings and conferences in relation to 
various construction projects; conducts complex surveys and investiga- 
tions of various projects under construction, and prepares comprehen- 
sive reports of such investigations. 

5>. Makes field investigations and inspections of construction 
projects to assure conformance with plans and specifications. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : 

Training and Experiences Requires completion of a four year col- 
lege or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work 
in electrical engineering. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in the 
design, inspection, construction and operation of electrical equipment 
and facilities, including one year of supervisory experience; or an equi- 
valent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities ana Skills : Requires considerable knowledge 
of: modern electrical engineering methods, techniques and procedures; 
the design, construction and alteration of electrical equipment and 
installations; modern construction methods, particularly as they re- 
late to the electrical phases of construction projects. 

Requires ability to: originate, prepare aid review designs, esti- 
mates and specifications for electrical engineering projects; supervise 
and review work in progress for accuracy and technical sufficiency. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of electrical engin- 
eering techniques and methods to practical design, construction and ins- 
tallation problems. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (continued) CODE: 5238 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in 
the State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Electrical Engineer 

From: Assistant Electrical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CODE: 52UO 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible pro- 
fessional electrical engineering work in the field and office; 
supervises subordinate professional and sub-professional engineering 
personnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties as re- 
quired. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying cut and coordinating 
engineering methods with various units responsible for engineering 
construction projects; considerable responsibility for making regular 
important contacts with professional engineering personnel and con- 
tractors in connection with engineering matters; considerable respon- 
sibility for checking and reviewing detailed and complex engineering 
plans, specifications and contracts. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of general and de- 
tailed drawings for electrical phases of complex construction and 
building projects. 

2. Reviews and checks drawings and plans prepared by others for 
technical sufficiency and accuracy; makes partial and final estimates 
for work completed on construction projects. 

3. Coordinates the preparation of electrical designs and drawings 
with structural and mechanical phases of construction projects. 

U. Prepares and supervises the preparation of electrical engi- 
neering contract plans, estimates and specifications; prepares and 
supervises the preparation of complex engineering reports in connection 
with various studies made of electrical engineering and construction 
problems . 

5. Confers with contractors and other engineering personnel on the 
design and installation of electrical systems and equipment; supervises 
inspection and acceptance of electrical components of various construc- 
tion projects. 

6. Supervises the operation of power generating facilities, 
including monthly programing of generating operations and the prepara- 
tion of estimates of revenue and expenditures of such operations. 

7. Makes load studies in connection with system planning and 
development . 

8. Makes cost analyses and rate studies in determining economic 
requirements in relation to power generation and use. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year col- 
lege or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work 
in electrical engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in the 
designing, inspection, construction and operation of electrical systems, 
equipment and facilities, including two years of responsible supervisory 
experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: ELECTIICAL ENGINEER (continued) CODE: £2UO 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge 
of: modern electrical engineering techniques and procedures; the de- 
sign, construction, installation and operation of electrical systems 
and equipment; modern construction methods and techniques, particularly 
as they apply to the electrical phases of construction projects; exist- 
ing laws, ordinances and codes applicable to electrical engineering and 
construction projects. 

Requires ability to: plan, organize, supervise and inspect the 
work of subordinate engineering personnel; originate, prepare and 
review designs and specifications for complex electrical engineering 
projects; perform responsible inspectional and investigating work and 
prepare clear and concise reports thereon. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of electrical 
engineering principles and practices to practical field and office de- 
sign and construction problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
state of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Senior Electrical Engineer 

From: Associate Electrical Engineer 



OCT 2 3 2QG0 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SAN p RANriQrn 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES nnn,T 

public library 
job code title: engineer job code: 5241 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in 
the field and office; and supervises and manages professional and technical engineering staff, consultants, 
and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects. 

Distinguishing Features : The Engineer is the advanced journey-level classification in the engineering 
series. It is distinguished from the Associate Engineer classification by its higher level of technical 
expertise and supervisory responsibility. The Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Engineer by the 
latter' s higher level of management responsibility and participation in policy and procedures development 
and implementation. The Engineer may act as project engineer or lead designer on complex engineering 
projects. 

Supervision Exercised : Supervises professional and sub-professional engineers, technicians, inspectors, 
surveyors, and other related personnel. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range 
of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be an inclusive list 

1. Supervises professional and technical engineering personnel, including consultants, in the 
preparation of engineering studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, specifications, 
and contract documents for a wide variety of routine projects concerned with the construction, 
maintenance or operation of buildings, bridges, structures, roads, airports, sewers and waste water 
treatment facilities; and reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting engineering work. 

2. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with memoranda 
of understanding and Civil Service Rules. 

3. Prepares and supervises the preparation of documents, including advertisement for bids, 
instructions to bidders, detailed specifications, and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for 
conformance with specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids; negotiates contracts 
and contract modifications; and resolves claims and disputes. 

4. Supervises and monitors the inspection of a wide variety of major and complex engineering 
projects; organizes and supervises the activities of field inspection staff. 

5. Prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with requirements 
and project objectives; prepares cost estimates of labor, equipment, and materials; performs 
difficult engineering calculations. 

6. Reviews requests for proposals and bids to ensure that the work is accurate and completed timely 
and efficiently; analyzes work load and budgets; assigns work for a group of engineers and 
technicians to meet project demands on specific engineering projects. 

7. Analyzes and solves complex engineering and process related problems, which may include, 
water/wastewater treatment, traffic systems, civil, chemical (environmental/sanitary), structural, 
electrical, and mechanical; may direct and/or participate in scientific research projects relating to 
the study of water and/or wastewater treatments and their effects on the environment or other 
engineering functions. 

8. Writes, reviews, and/or approves departmental correspondence, legislation, reports and other 
related documents. 



JOB CODE TITLE: ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5241 

Business Unit: COMMN 

9. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval 
agencies, and the general public. 

1 0. Performs other duties as required. 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of: principles and practices of engineering (civil, chemical (environmental/sanitary), 
mechanical, electrical, and/or traffic), including Federal, State, and Local Laws, ordinances, codes, 
standards, rules, and regulations applicable to planning and design, construction, corrosion, structural, 
transportation, maintenance, and operation of facilities and systems; and research and data analysis 
methods and techniques. 

Ability to: prioritize, plan, assign and coordinate the activities of staff; direct subordinates' performance 
to maximize and maintain positive and productive work flow; instruct and/or train subordinates; adhere to 
established policies and procedures; prioritize, plan, organize and coordinate project activities; utilize 
resources such as staff, budget, contractors, etc. to resolve problems and expedite project goals; oversee, 
as project leader, the operation of complex engineering projects; interact tactfully and courteously with 
co-workers, subordinates, department heads, members of Boards, Commissions, agencies and the general 
public to promote and maintain productive working relationships; handle difficult and sometimes hostile 
situations; convey technical ideas and information in a clear and concise manner to be understood by 
listeners with varying ability to understand technical language; consult with or make presentations to 
department personnel, officials, consultants, committees, staff, clients and community groups; read, 
review, evaluate and interpret technical materials, research reports, and scientific studies; organize written 
information in a logical sequence to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, contracts and 
other documents to support project activity; and use proper investigative and evaluation methods to solve 
difficult engineering problems in the field and office. 

Experience and Training Guidelines : 

1. Five (5) years verifiable professional engineering (civil, chemical, sanitary, environmental, 
mechanical, electrical, or transportation (traffic)) work experience, which includes two (2) years 
experience equivalent to the 5207 Associate Engineer level or higher; 

AND 

2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in one 
of the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical (environmental/sanitary), or 
transportation (traffic). 

Substitutions/Notes : 

a. A Masters degree in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering 
disciplines only or A Grade Four Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation (CA) may 
substitute for one year work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties. 

b. A Ph.D. in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines 
only may substitute for two years work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation 
specialties. 



JOB CODE TITLE: ENGINEER JOB CODE: 5241 

Business Unit: COMMN 

c. There is no substitution for the required two years work experience equivalent to 5207 Associate 
Engineer or higher. 

d. Candidates licensed in other states, who otherwise meet the minimum requirements of this 
announcement but do not possess the required California License, may file for this examination, and if 
successful, will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the required California 
License is presented. 

e. City and County of San Francisco employees having six (6) months experience as a 5207 Associate 
Engineer or higher will be admitted to the exam process. Successful candidates will be placed under 
waiver on the resulting eligible list until the two-year requirement is met in full. 

License or Certificate : All positions require possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional 
Engineer in the State of California in one of the following disciplines: Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, 
Electrical, Environmental, or Transportation (Traffic). Some positions may require additional special 
engineering licensing and/or work experience in areas such as Construction Management, Structural, 
Corrosion, Fire Protection, Geo-technical, Environmental, Control Systems or Industrial Engineering. 
Additional specialty areas may be determined at a later time. Most positions require a valid driver 
license. 

Effective Date: 10/6/00 

Reason for Creation of New Class: To consolidate classes 5208 Civil Engineer, 5256 Mechanical 
Engineer, 5240 Electrical Engineer, 5248 Sanitary Engineer, and 5230 Transportation Engineer into a 
single class and accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the most 
recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



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CLASS TITLE: SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CODE: 521*2 

CHARACTERISi: . OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, perforins highly technical 
and administrative professional engineering work in connection with the 
design, maintenance and operation of electrical systems and power 
generating plant machinery; supervises the activities of professional 
and sub-professional engineering personnel engaged in such work; and 
performs related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: originating, developing and 
executing professional engineering techniques and methods; considerable 
responsibility for continuing contact with responsible professional 
engineering personnel, representatives of outside organizations and 
contractors relative to technical engineering and administrative problems; 
uverall supervisory responsibility for the review and preparation of 
detailed and complex engineering reports and records. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans and assigns work for professional, technical and sub- 
professional engineering personnel engaged in preparing preliminary 
studies, layouts, design calculation, contract specifications and cost 
estimates for the construction and installation of electrical equipment 
and facilities; coordinates electrical design activities with other 
engineering phases of projects. 

2. Confers with contractors, equipment manufacturers and con- 
sultants in connection with electrical engineering projects, designs and 
programs . 

3. Directs and participates in studies necessary to the evaluation 
and selection of electrical systems and related machinery and equipment. 

h- Conducts power and rate studies and economic studies in con- 
nection with electrical distribution system improvements. 

5. May serve as consultant to other units on electrical matters. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
electrical engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in 
electrical engineering, design, estimating, specification and contract 
preparation, and the inspection of construction projects and plant 
facilities, including four years of responsible supervisory experience; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: the laws, ordinances and rules applicable to the design and con- 
struction of electrical facilities and equipment; theory and practice of 
electrical engineering design and construction and inspection procedures; 
construction methods and materials particularly as applied to the 
electrical engineering phases of construction projects; considerable 
knowledge of hydroelectrical power production and transmission. 



CLASS TITLE: SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (Continued) CODE: 52U? 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and direct the work 
of subordinate professional, technical and sub -professional personnel; 
consult and work with responsible professional engineering personnel, the 
general public, contractors, and various outside agencies; review and 
analyze complex and technical engineering plans and documents and 
exercise unusually good judgment in making recommendations thereon. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of modern electrical 
engineering methods and practices to practical engineering problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
state of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Assistant Director of Public Works (Maintenance & Operation) 

From: Electrical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: RADIO ENGINEER CODE: $2\\6 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for planning 
and directing the installation, maintenance and repair of municipal radio 
and communications systems; performs responsible professional radio engin- 
eering work in connection with such systems 5 and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires considerable responsibility for developing, interpreting 
and coordinating methods and procedures relative to the operation and 
maintenance of radio and communications systems; making regular con- 
tacts with other professional personnel and outside agencies relative 
to municipal radio and communication systems; independent responsibility 
for the preparation of detailed and complex radio and communication 
system plans and specifications. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Consults with departmental communication representatives re- 
lative to the adequacy of radio and allied communication facilities; 
analyzes the need for modification, modernization or expansion of 
existing systems or the installation of new systems. 

2. Designs radio and communication systems and modifications to 
existing equipment and systems; reviews systems designed and proposed 
by contractors for adequacy and potential use. 

3. Inspects radio installations of the various systems to assure 
proper maintenance and up-keep of such facilities; reviews the opera- 
tions of all radio communication systems to assure compliance with 
federal communication commission rules and regulations. 

U. Prepares plans and specifications for radio and communications 
systems equipment and components; reviews operational plans, and de- 
signs the construction of radio systems to assure proper integration 
into existing communication networks. 

5. Develops operational plans for communications systems to 
meet the various requirements of city departments. 

6. Consults with radio engineers and manufacturing companies 
and representatives to ascertain the availability of equipment and 
materials for communication systems. 

7. Prepares Job cost and budget -estimates for equipment in- 
stallation, maintenance and repair. 

8. Prepares and supervises the preparation of detailed reports 
and records relative to communication systems operation, maintenance 
and repair activities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year 
college or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course 
work in electrical engineering, supplemented by technical training 
in electronics and radio communications. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in 
short-wave radio operations, installation, maintenance and repair 
and in the engineering of radio systems, including two years of 



CLASS TITLE: RADIO ENGINEER (continued) CODE: £2l;6 

responsible supervisory experience ; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of electrical and radio engineering methods, practices and procedures; 
the design and development of radio engineering projects. 

Requires considerable ability to review and evaluate radio engin- 
eering plans, designs and specifications; meet and consult with pro- 
essional engineering and manufacturing representatives on complex 
radio engineering matters; prepare professional and technical reports 
and papers relative to radio communication systems. 

Requires supervisory and administrative ability. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of radio engineer- 
ing theory and practice to practical field and office requirements. 

License : Requires possession of: a valid second-class radio 
telephone operator's license as issued by the federal communication 
commission; valid state motor vehicle operator's license. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: General Manager, Department of Electricity 

From: Original entrance examination 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE SANITARY ENGINEER CODE: 5247 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs professional sanitary engineering work in the design 

of waste water treatment processes (and facilities); conducts scientific investigations; 

may supervise subordinate professional and technical personnel; and performs related 
duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in the sanitary engineering series are concerned with the design of waste 
water treatment and disposal systems involving chemical and biological treatment pro- 
cesses whereas other professional engineering employees are mainly concerned with the 
design and construction of physical projects and related mechanical and electrical in- 
stallations. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Participates in a variety of preliminary studies relating to the chemical and 
biological treatment and collection of waste water; performs necessary calculations; 
collects sanitary engineering data necessary for recommendations thereon; prepares cost 
estimates and specifications. 

2. Investigates the feasibility of various methods of bacteriological, biological, 
physical, chemical or other methods of waste water treatment; participates in a variety 
of scientific research in connection therewith; may evaluate and recommend to superiors 
with respect to research projects. 

3. Maintains liaison with federal, regional and local agencies engaged in the en- 
forcement of environmental standards; maintains files of water treatment standards and 
keeps informed on current developments in the field of sanitary engineering. 

4. May supervise the work of professional and technical subordinate staff; assigns 
and reviews work performed by them and assists them in their professional or technical 
development. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with major course work in a civil, mechanical or chemical engineering curriculum which is 
accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development. 

Requires 4 years of progressively responsible sanitary engineering experience all 
of which must have been in the biological or chemical process design of waste water 
treatment facilities. Graduate study in sanitary engineering may be substituted on a 
year-for-year basis for required nonsupervisory experience up to a maximum of 2 years. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Good knowledge of: Sanitary engineering prin- 
ciples, methods, practices and procedures as well as the necessary bacteriological, bio- 
logical, physical, chemical and other means of quality control of waste water treatment 
and disposal; investigative procedures necessary to the conduct of sanitary engineering 
studies; the principles of supervision; federal, state and local standards set with re- 
spect to water quality control. 

Requires considerable ability to: Supervise the activities of subordinate personnel 
and to evaluate the results of sanitary engineering studies and proposals and make 
appropriate recommendations thereon; interpret bacteriological, chemical, biological and 
physical tests of processes related to waste water treatment and disposal; prepare cor- 
respondence and technical reports on such matters. 

Requires current registration as a professional civil, mechanical or chemical en- 
gineer in the State of California. Must possess a valid California Driver's License and 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE SANITARY ENGINEER CODE: 5247 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

a satisfactory driving record. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5248 Sanitary Engineer 

From: Original entrance examination 
5204 Assistant Civil Engineer 
5252 Assistant Mechanical Engineer 

Adopted: 3/5/73 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: SANITARY ENGINEER CODE: 5248 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering 
work in the design of waste water treatment processes (and facilities); supervises sub- 
ordinates engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Employees In the sanitary engineering series perform work concerned with the design 
of wastewater treatment and disposal systems involving chemical and biological treatment 
processes whereas other professional engineering employees assigned to sewage treatment 
projects are mainly concerned with the design and construction of physical projects and 
related mechanical and electrical installations, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Supervises a group of professional and technical engineering employees engaged 
in the preparation of preliminary studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost esti- 
mates and specifications necessary for the design of waste water treatment processes and 
of disposal facilities. Plans, directs and coordinates the office, field and laboratory 
activities of staff engaged In the design of systems for the treatment and dLsposal of 
waste water, 

2, Directs and participates in a variety of scientific research projects relating 
to the study of waste water treatments and their effect on the environment; reviews and 
evaluates such studies and prepares technical reports thereon, 

3, Reviews the work of subordinate staff and makes recommendations with respect to 
work assignments and procedural changes as necessary; participates in the professional 
and technical development of subordinates, 

4. Reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting waste water treatment; 
maintains files of current treatment standards; keeps informed on current developments 

in the field of sanitary engineering, especially in the design of waste water treatment 
processes, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with major course work in a civil, mechanical or chemical engineering curriculum which 
Is accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development, 

Requires six years of progressively responsible sanitary engineering experience all 
of which must have been in the biological or chemical process design of waste water 
treatment facilities. Two years of the above experience must have been at a supervisory 
or administrative level; graduate study in sanitary engineering may be substituted on 
a year-f or-year basis for required nonsupervisory experience up to a maximum of two years 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Considerable knowledge of: Sanitary engineering 
principles, methods, practices and procedures as well as the necessary bacteriological, 
biological, physical, chemical and other means of quality control of waste water treat- 
ment and disposal; investigative procedures necessary to the conduct of sanitary en- 
gineering studies; the principles of administration and supervision; federal, state and 
local standards set with respect to water quality control. 

Requires considerable ability to: Plan, organize and coordinate the activities of 
subordinate personnel and to evaluate the results of sanitary engineering studies and 
proposals and make appropriate recommendations thereon; interpret bacteriological, chem- 
ical, biological and physical tests of processes related to waste water treatment and 



(CLASS TITLE: SANITARY ENGINEER CODE: 5248 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

disposal; prepare correspondence and technical reports on such matters. 

Requires current registration as a professional civil, mechanical or chemical en- 
gineer In the State of California. Must possess a valid California Driver's License and 
a satisfactory driving record, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5249 Senior Sanitary Engineer 

From: 5206 Associate Civil Engineer 

5247 Associate Sanitary Engineer 
5254 Associate Mechanical Engineer 



Adopted: 3/5/73 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: SENIOR SANITARY ENGINEER CODE: 5249 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, directs the activities of a group of pro- 
fessional and technical engineering personnel engaged in a variety of projects related 
to the design of waste water treatment processes (and facilities); performs responsible 
administrative and specialized engineering work in connection therewith; and performs 
related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Employees in the sanitary engineering series perform work concerned with the design 
of wastewater treatment and disposal systems involving chemical and biological treatment 
processes whereas other professional engineering employees assigned to sewage treatment 
projects are mainly concerned with the design and construction of physical projects and 
related mechanical and electrical Installations, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1, Plans, organizes and directs the activities of a group of professional and 
technical engineers in connection with the design of a wide variety of waste water treat- 
ment and disposal facilities, 

2, Makes field trips and inspections to resolve serious differences of opinion 
between sanitary engineers and contractor's representatives, 

3, Conducts and attends conferences and meetings in connection with the planning 
and design of waste water treatment and dfeposal facilities, 

4, Maintains liaison with regulatory agencies on environmental control matters; 
keeps well informed on current developments in the field of sanitary engineering, es- 
pecially in the design of waste water treatment processes, 

5, Supervises the over-all planning for water treatment facilities and future con- 
struction programs to satisfy water treatment demands; prepares estimates of future 
revenue and expenditures in order to plan for further expansion of the waste water treat- 
ment system; prepares related reports, 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or university 
with major course work in a civil, mechanical or chemical engineering curriculum which 
Is accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development, 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible sanitary engineering experience 
all of which must have been in the biological or chemical process design of waste water 
treatment facilities. Four years of the above experience must have been at a super- 
visory or administrative level; graduate study in sanitary engineering may be substituted 
on a year-for-year basis for required nonsupervi sory experience up to a maximum of two 
years. 

Knowledge, Abilities an d Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: Sanitary 
engineering principles, methods, practices and procedures as well as the necessary 
bacteriological, biological, physical, chemical and other means of quality control of 
waste water treatment and disposal; investigative procedures necessary to the conduct of 
sanitary engineering studies; the principles of administration; federal, state and local 
standards set with respect to water quality control. 

Requires considerable ability to: Originate and coordinate the activities of sub- 
ordinate personnel and to evaluate the results of sanitary engineering studies and pro- 
posals and make appropriate recommendations thereon. 

Requires considerable skill in: Coordinating the efforts of subordinates involved 



'new class) 

class title: senior sanitary engineer code: 5249 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

in bacteriological, chemical, biological and physical tests of processes related to 
waste water treatment and disposal. 

Requires current registration as a professional civil, mechanical or chemical 
engineer in the State of California. Must possess a valid California Driver's License 
and a satisfactory driving record. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : To be determined 

From: 5208 Civil Engineer 

5248 Sanitary Engineer 
5256 Mechanical Engineer 



Adopted: 3/5/73 



i» 



CLASS TITLE; JUNIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE: 52^0 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under supervision, performs beginning level mechanical engineering 
work in the field and office; performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: following established engineering 
methods and procedures; making routine contacts on ordinary engineering 
matters with other departmental employees; gathering and preparing 
ordinary engineering data and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in the design of new mechanical installations and 
equipment; may design routine or less complex components of mechanical 
equipment and systems; prepares drawings of mechanical layouts covering 
such as heating, ventilating, plumbing and refrigeration systems; 

2. Makes field investigations and surveys of existing conditions 
relative to the preparation of designs and drawings; makes calculations 
on heat transfer rate and friction loss in pipe and duct systems; 
prepares cost estimates for mechanical equipment and materials. 

3. Assists in the preparation of contract specification for such 
mechanical equipment and materials; makes routine field inspection of 
the mechanical phases of construction project to assure conformance to 
plans and specifications. 

h. Prepares periodic reports of field conditions and work progress; 
may exercise limited supervision of draftsmen and office engineering 
personnel. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a four years 
college or university with a baccalaureate degree," with major course 
work in mechanical engineering; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience . 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires knowledge of: the 
fundamentals of mechanical engineering and the ordinary sources of 
general engineering information; modern mechanical engineering prin- 
ciples and practices; construction methods particularly as they 
apply to the mechanical phases of construction projects. 

Requires ability to: prepare ordinary mechanical engineering plans, 
designs and drawings; make accurate cost estimates and computations. 

Requires skill in: the application of modern Imechanical engineering 
principles and practices to practical field and office problems; the 
use of drawing instruments and materials. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Assistant Mechanical Engineer 

From: Original Entrance Examination 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE: 52^2 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs mechanical engineering work of 
average difficulty in the field and office; may supervise subordinate 
engineers and sub-professional personnel engaged in such work; and 
performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out and explaining existing 
mechanical engineering techniques, methods and procedures; occasional 
contacts with the general public, other departments and engineering 
personnel relative to engineering matters; gathering and preparing 
ordinary technical engineering data and reports. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares mechanical engineering designs, drawings and sketches 
and makes related engineering calculations; assists in preparation of 
contract plans and specifications; prepares quantity lists of 
mechanical equipment and materials necessary to various projects; 
participates in the selection of mechanical equipment and materials for 
various projects. 

2. Inspects the manufacture of mechanical equipment for compliance 
with specifications; witnesses physical tests and chemical analyses of 
such equipment and materials; consults with manufacturer's representatives 
as to the adaptability, cost and availability of mechanical equipment 

and materials in connection with the selection of such equipment and 
materials . 

3. May exercise limited supervision over subordinate level 
engineers and draftsmen. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
mechanical engineering. 

Requires two years of progressively responsible mechanical engineering 
experience in designing, estimating, specification writing and inspecting 
construction work particularly as it relates to mechanical engineering; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires good knowledge of: modern 
mechanical engineering principles and practices; modern construction 
methods particularly as they relate to the mechanical engineering phases 
of construction projects. 

Requires ability to: prepare mechanical engineering designs, details, 
estimates and plans and specifications; investigate and evaluate 
engineering problems and to prepare clear and accurate reports on such 
investigations; deal effectively with other engineering personnel on 
technical problems. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE: £2^2 

Requires skill in: the application of modern mechanical engineering 
principles and practices to practical field and office problems; use 
of drawing instruments and materials 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Associate Mechanical Engineer 

From: Junior Mechanical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE: S2^h 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs professional mechanical engineering work 
in the field and office; supervises subordinate engineering personnel 
engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: interpreting and enforcing existing 
engineering methods and policies; making regular contacts with 
professional and sub-professional engineering personnel , other departments 
and outside organizations in connection with engineering projects; 
preparing, checking and reviewing important detailed and complex engineering 
plans, specifications and contracts. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Designs and supervises subordinate personnel in designing complex 
mechanical systems for a wide variety of construction projects. 

2. Prepares contract specifications for the installation of 
mechanical systems and machinery. 

3. Makes detailed cost estimates for the mechanical phases of 
construction projects. 

h. Makes periodic field inspections of equipment installations to 
assure compliance with contract plans and specifications. 

5. Prepares and supervises the preparation of a wide variety of 
technical engineering reports, data and records. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
mechanical engineering. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in the 
design, inspection, construction and operation of mechanical equipment 
and facilities, including two' years of supervisory experience; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires considerable knowledge of: 
modern mechanical engineering methods, techniques and procedures; design, 
construction and operation of mechanical installations and machinery; modem 
construction methods particularly as they relate to the mechanical phases 
of construction projects. 

Requires ability to: originate, prepare and review designs, estimates 
and specifications for mechanical projects; supervise and review the work 
in progress for accuracy and sufficiency. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSOCIATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER (Continued) CODE: $25U 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Requires considerable skill in: the application of mechanical 
engineering methods and techniques to practical design, construction 
and operating problems; the use of drawing instruments and materials. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Mechanical Engineer 

From: Assistant Mechanical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE; 5256 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CIASS: 

Under general direction, perforins difficult and responsible professional 
mechanical engineering work in the field and office; supervises subordinate 
professional and sub-professional engineering personnel engaged in such 
work; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out and coordinating engineering 
methods with the various units responsible for construction projects; 
considerable responsibility for: making regular important contacts with 
professional engineering personnel and contractors on engineering matters; 
checking and reviewing important detailed and complex engineering plans, 
specifications and contracts. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of general and detailed 
drawings for the mechanical phases of complex construction and building 
projects. 

2. Reviews and checks studies, drawings and plans prepared by others 
for technical sufficiency and accuracy; makes partial and final engineering 
estimates for work completed; coordinates the preparation of mechanical 
designs and drawings with structural , civil and electrical phases of 
construction projects; prepares and supervises the preparation of mechanical 
engineering contract plans, estimates and specifications for the various 
construction projects; prepares and supervises the preparation of complex 
engineering reports in connection with studies made of a variety of 
mechanical engineering problems. 

3. Confers with contractors on the design and installation of 
mechanical equipment; supervises the inspection and acceptance of the 
mechanical components of various construction projects. 

h. Reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with specifications 
and suitability. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
mechanical engineering. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in the 
design, inspection, construction and operation of mechanical equipment 
and facilities, including two years of responsible supervisory experience; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: 
modern mechanical engineering methods, techniques and procedures; considerable 
knowledge of: design, construction and operation of mechanical equipment 
and machinery; modern construction methods and the strength and uses of 
construction materials; existing laws, ordinances and codes applicable to 
mechanical engineering and construction projects. 



CLASS TITLE; MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (Continued) CODE: 5256 

Requires ability to: plan, organize, supervise and inspect the work 
of subordinate personnel; originate, prepare and review designs, cost 
estimates and specifications for complex mechanical engineering projects; 
performs responsible investigative and inspectional work and to prepare 
clear and accurate reports thereon. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of mechanical 
engineering principles and practices to practical field and office design 
and construction problems. 

License: Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Senior Mechanical Engineer 

From: Associate Mechanical Engineer 



CLASS TITLE: SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER CODE: £2$8 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, performs highly technical and 
administrative professional mechanical engineering duties in connection 
with the design, maintenance or operation of mechanical equipment, 
machinery and facilities; supervises the activities of professional and 
sub -professional engineering personnel engaged in such work; and performs 
related duties as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: originating, developing and 
executing professional mechanical engineering techniques and methods; 
considerable responsibility for continuing contacts with responsible 
professional engineering personnel, representatives of outside organiza- 
tions and contractors relative to technical engineering problems; overall 
supervisory responsibility for the preparation and reviewing of detailed 
and complex engineering reports and records. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES; 

1. Plans and assigns work for professional, technical and sub- 
professional engineering personnel engaged in preparing preliminary 
layouts, studies, reports, design calculation, contract drawings, 
contract specifications and cost estimates for the construction and 
installation of mechanical equipment and facilities. 

2. Prepares and supervise? the preparation of complex layouts and 
designs of the mechanical components for a variety of major construction 
and conversion projects. 

3. Confers with contractors, equipment manufacturers and con- 
sultants in connection with various mechanical engineering projects and 
programs. 

h- Directs and conducts studies required for the evaluation and 
selection of mechanical equipment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in 
mechanical engineering. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in 
mechanical engineering design, estimating, specification, and contract 
preparation and the inspection of construction projects, including four 
years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combina- 
tion of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: laws, ordinances and rules applicable to design and construction 
of mechanical facilities and equipment; theory and practice of 
mechanical engineering, design, construction and inspection procedures; 
modern construction methods and materials particularly as applied to the 
mechanical engineering phases of construction projects. 



CLASS TITLE: SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER (continued) CODE: 52^8 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and supervise the 
work of subordinate professional, technical and sub-professional personnel; 
consult and work with responsible professional engineering personnel, the 
general public, contractors and various outside agencies; review and 
analyze complex and technical engineering plans and documents and exercise 
unusually good judgment in making recommendations thereon. 

Requires considerable skill in the application of modern mechanical 
engineering principles and practices to practical engineering problems. 

License : Requires registration as a professional engineer in the 
state of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Assistant City Engineer 

Assistant Director of Public Works (Maintenance and Operations) 

From: Mechanical Engineer 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

JOB CODE TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT I JOB CODE: 5260 

Business Unit: COMMN 
Definition: 

Under supervision, performs entry level architectural work in the office and field in connection 
with comprehensive architectural services for city construction projects. 

Distinguishing Features: 

The 5260 Architectural Assistant I is the entry level class in the architectural series. Positions in 
class 5260 Architectural Assistant I are distinguished from those in class 5261 Architectural 
Assistant II in that the latter class performs more complex and responsible duties under general 
supervision and may exercise limited work direction over Class 5260 Architectural Assistant I. 

Supervision Exercised: None. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Under supervision, prepares preliminary architectural drawings of structures and component 
parts of structures, alterations and additions to existing structures, buildings and construction 
projects. 

2. Conducts preliminary studies of proposed projects by checking construction site conditions 
to obtain planning data and information. 

3. Assists in the preparation of contract specifications and cost estimates for the construction or 
conversion of buildings and similar projects. 

4. Assists in preparation of bid documents, construction project management, funding 
submittals, and construction coordination. 

5. Makes routine field observations of projects under construction to assure conformance with 
plans and specifications. 

6. Maintains records, plans and files on assigned work. 

7. Prepares written reports, summaries and correspondence related to architectural activities. 

8. Coordinates work with other office staff, consultants, end users, and administrators. 

9. Performs other duties as required. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of : architectural theory and design practices; basic construction processes and 
procedures; building codes, regulations and ordinances; drafting practices and techniques; 
mathematics and its application to architectural design and drafting problems; and processes and 
procedures for preparation of architectural drawings, specifications and final contract documents. 

Skill and Ability to: apply architectural principles to the solution of architectural design 
problems; make field observations to insure conformance with standard construction industry 
practices and contract documents; make architectural computations and cost estimates; use 
spreadsheet and word processing software; and write reports and correspondence. Some 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 2 1 . 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



JOB CODE TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT I JOB CODE: 5260 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: (Continued) 

positions require skill and ability to use C ADD software and/or possession of a valid driver 
license. 

Experience and Training Guidelines 

1. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree or a Masters degree in Architecture from an accredited 
college or university; OR 

2. Four (4) years of architectural drafting experience under the direction of a licensed architect; 
OR 

3. An equivalent combination of architectural experience and education. Examples of 
equivalent experience and education are as follows: 

a) Combination of two (2) years of verifiable architectural drafting experience under the 
direction of a licensed architect and a Baccalaureate degree in architecture-related field 
such as Architectural Design; Architectural Engineering; Architectural Studies; 
Architectural Technology; Building Science; City and Regional Planning; Civil, 
Mechanical, Structural or Electrical Engineering; Construction Engineering; Construction 
Management; Environmental Design; Interior Architecture; Landscape Architecture and 
Urban and Regional Design from an accredited college or university; or 

b) Combination of three (3) years of verifiable architectural drafting experience under the 
direction of a licensed architect and either an Associate of Arts degree in Architecture 
from an accredited college or university, a degree in Architecture from a 
vocational/technical school, or a Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited 
college or university; OR 

4. Possession of an architectural license from the State of California. 



Effective Date : 1/5/76 

Amended Date: 01/11/00 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities 
defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

JOB CODE TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT II JOB CODE: 5261 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition: 



Under general supervision, performs a variety of architectural duties of average difficulty in the office 
and field in connection with the preparation of comprehensive architectural services for city 
construction projects. 

Distinguishing Features: 

Positions in class 5261 Architectural Assistant II are distinguished from those in Class 5260 
Architectural Assistant I in that the latter is the entry level class in the architectural series. Class 5261 
Architectural Assistant II performs more complex and responsible duties under general supervision and 
may exercise limited work direction over Class 5260 Architectural Assistant I. 

Supervision Exercised: None. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Under general supervision, prepares preliminary drawings, plans, elevations and sections for a 
variety of building, construction and maintenance projects which shall include calculating 
dimensions, developing component parts, plans, elevations and sections utilizing established 
architectural theory, symbols and drafting techniques. 

2. Checks construction site conditions to verify information for the completion of contract documents 
and shop drawings by comparing them with contract documents. 

3. Prepares/assists in the preparation of contract specifications, documents and preliminary cost 
estimates by researching construction projects through manufacturer's catalogs, representatives, 
etc. 

4. Assists in the coordination and review of architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical 
drawings in order to assure that drawing components of a project meet with design and legal 
requirements. 

5. Makes routine field observations of projects under construction to assure conformance with 
construction documents by visually comparing contract documents with work being performed. 

6. Participates in meetings with design professionals, consultant engineers, contractors and agencies 
to discuss and resolve issues relative to projects. 

7. Prepares written reports, summaries and correspondence related to architectural activities. 

8. Performs other duties as required. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of : architectural theory, design practices and techniques; basic construction processes and 
procedures; laws, regulations and ordinances applicable to design and building construction; drafting 
practices and techniques; mathematics and its application to architectural design and drafting 
problems; and processes and procedures for preparation of architectural drawings, specifications and 
final contract documents. DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 2 1 

SAN FRANCIS. 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



JOB CODE TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT II JOB CODE: 5261 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: (Continued) 

Skill and Ability to: prepare accurate and complete architectural drawings, specifications and designs; 
apply architectural techniques and methods to the solution of practical design and field construction 
problems; make field observations to insure conformance with standard construction industry practices 
and contract documents; make architectural and mathematical computations and cost estimates; 
exercise limited direction over Class 5260 Architectural Assistant I and clerical classifications engaged 
in such work; use spreadsheet and word processing software; and write architectural reports, 
summaries and correspondence. Some positions require skill and ability to use CADD software and/or 
possession of a valid driver license. 

Experience and Training Guidelines 

1 . 1 year experience performing duties equivalent to duties and responsibilities of Class 5260 

Architectural Assistant I. AND 
2A. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree or a Masters degree in Architecture from an accredited 

college or university; OR 
2B. Four (4) years of architectural drafting experience under the direction of a licensed architect; 

OR 
2C. An equivalent combination of architectural experience and education. Examples of 

equivalent experience and education are as follows: 

a) Combination of two (2) years of verifiable architectural drafting experience under the 
direction of a licensed architect and a Baccalaureate degree in architecture-related field 
such as Architectural Design; Architectural Engineering; Architectural Studies; 
Architectural Technology; Building Science; City and Regional Planning; Civil, 
Mechanical, Structural or Electrical Engineering; Construction Engineering; Construction 
Management; Environmental Design; Interior Architecture; Landscape Architecture and 
Urban and Regional Design from an accredited college or university; or 

b) Combination of three (3) years of verifiable architectural drafting experience under the 
direction of a licensed architect and either an Associate of Arts degree in Architecture 
from an accredited college or university, a degree in Architecture from a 
vocational/technical school, or a Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited 
college or university; OR 

2D. Possession of an architectural license from the State of California. 

Effective Date : 1/5/76 

Amended Date : 01/11/00 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities 
defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



City and County of San Francisco 
Department of Human Resources 

5262 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE I 



Definition: Under general supervision, performs a variety of landscape architectural duties in 
connection with the investigation of various landscape improvement projects for City parks and 
recreational areas, urban public spaces, parkways, boulevards and other roadways; prepares or 
assists in the preparation of preliminary and final designs and working drawings with related 
specifications; may plan, assign, and oversee the work of subordinate landscape architectural and 
support personnel; performs related duties as required. 

Distinguishing Features: Positions in the Landscape Architectural Associate I class are 
distinguished from those in the Landscape Architectural Associate II class in that the latter class 
has full supervisory responsibility and responsibility for more complex projects. The Landscape 
Associate I class is usually responsible for preparing preliminary through working documents for 
medium complexity projects or assisting higher level classes in the preparation of complex 
projects. 

Supervision Exercised: The Landscape Architectural Associate I may direct the work of 
subordinate staff. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class(es) and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Prepares, supervises or assists in the preparation of drawings and tracings for a variety of 
landscape architectural projects, including conceptual plan studies, presentation graphics, 
freehand sketches, base map preparation, construction details, and construction 
documents. 

2. Conducts field investigations by visiting project sites to evaluate existing conditions. 
Field investigations may include: inventories of existing landscaping and improvements; 
some field measurements; identifying constraints and opportunities for development. 

3. Visits sites during construction to evaluate or assists in the evaluation of construction 
compliance to design. 

4. Prepares, supervises, or assists in calculations and computations necessary for the 
preparation of conceptual, preliminary, and final construction drawings and 
specifications. 

5. Assists higher level personnel to perform all tasks normally required in the Landscape 
Architecture Section, including but not limited to: the preparation of written reports, 
meeting minutes, memoranda, and correspondence; coordination of departmental and 
agency conferences; development of subordinates through training and supervision; and 
making public presentations. 

6. Performs inspection of landscape projects under construction to ensure quality and 
conformance to plans and specifications. 

7. Drives a vehicle to sites to perform inspections and field investigations. 



5262 Landscape Architectural Associate I 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of landscape architecture; drafting procedures 
and practices; planting and construction materials and appropriate usage in the design and 
implementation of landscape projects. 

Ability to: Draft by hand and with AutoCAD; compute quantities and use mathematical 
calculations to prepare construction documents; prepare freehand sketches and color 
renderings for presentations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 
coordinate and work effectively with staff, clients, other departments and agencies, and 
the public; drive a vehicle. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Experience: Four years of verifiable directly related experience working for a landscape 
architecture design office. 

Training: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree in landscape architecture from an 
accredited college or university. 

License or Certificate: Valid driver license. 

Special Requirements: Proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD). 

Effective Date: Oct. 13, 1 998 



OCT - 6 2000 

CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES PUBLIC LIBRARV 

JOB CODE TITLE: AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT SPECIALIST JOB CODE: 5264 

Business Unit: COMMN 
Definition: 

Under supervision, the Airport Noise Abatement Specialist is responsible for the daily operation and 
maintenance of the Airport's noise monitoring system, flight tracking system and responding to citizen's 
concerns. The essential functions of this class include: monitoring aircraft noise and airlines' compliance 
with FAA, State and Airport noise regulations; troubleshooting and maintaining remote noise monitoring 
sites and flight tracking equipment; retrieving and correlating data from the Airport's various noise 
monitoring sites; compiling data into standardized format; responding to and investigating citizens' 
complaints; may attend community meetings to assist in and/or make presentations regarding noise 
abatement issues; maintaining inventory of spare parts for the systems. 

Distinguishing Features: 

Class 5264 is the journey level in the Noise Abatement class series. Positions at this level perform 
technical operational duties in the operation and maintenance of the Airport noise and flight tracking 
systems. This class is distinguished from the Senior Noise Abatement Specialist in that the latter 
performs more complex technical abatement duties and serves as lead specialist in team or special 
projects. 

Supervision Exercised : None 

Examples of Important & Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range 
of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive. 

1. Operates the Airport's noise monitoring and flight tracking equipment, retrieves and correlates data 
through the use of customized computer software programs and utilities including routine operation, 
backing up and archiving data, daily checking the status of the systems, e.g., time, disk capacity, error 
messages, etc. 

2. Troubleshoots & maintains remote noise monitoring sites and flight tracking equipment (e.g., circuit 
cards; microphones) including identifying defective components, and calibrating and replacing 
components. Troubleshoots and maintains noise and flight tracking computer components (e.g., 
printers, modems). Transport and/or retrieves data equipment between the Noise Monitoring Office 
and storage room to and from remote sites. 

3. Monitors aircraft noise, flight operations (including test programs) and other pertinent aviation factors 
and procedures in the Airport Noise Office utilizing voice logging, noise monitoring, flight tracking, 
aircraft radios, and other equipment. Monitors Noise Abatement equipment in the field and at private 
residences through the use of portable noise monitors, hand held receiving radios, cellular phones, 
and binoculars. 

4. Maintains records and logs of spare parts, calibrations, maintenance history, data storage; writes form 
reports. 

5. Analyzes and evaluates data in monthly airline reports for compliance with Airport noise regulations. 

6. Maintains and operates Noise Monitoring Van including fueling, cleaning interior, arranging cleaning 
of exterior, and maintaining inventory of contents. 

7. May attend community meetings to assist in and/or make presentations regarding noise abatement 
issues. 

8. Responds to and addresses calls relating to Airport/Airplane noise complaints from the community. 



JOB CODE TITLE: AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT SPECIALIST JOB CODE: 5264 

BusinessUnit: COMMN 

9. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Job Related & Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: Federal Aviation Regulations, State and Local noise abatement laws and regulations; 
aircraft performance including noise characteristics; general airport operations and the principles of 
aviation; acoustics, including frequency response, decibel levels and sound transmission; the principles 
and procedures of Air Traffic Control Communications, (i.e. translating flight strip data, weather data and 
interpretation of flight tracks); aviation weather patterns and their effect on airport operations locally and 
worldwide; modern computer systems and applications related to noise monitoring mitigation (e.g. flight 
tracking systems, spreadsheets, databases and word processing, and the set up and connection of noise 
monitoring hardware.) 

Ability to: anticipate and identify problems associated with noise and flight tracking systems and 
develop and make recommendations for solutions; analyze, summarize and compose a variety of noise 
monitoring and abatement reports for the Airport and State, and Federal agencies; orally communicate 
effectively and persuasively with staff, airport management, members of the public and government 
officials; demonstrate sensitivity and concern to the public in regard to noise complaints in the 
community. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

1. One (1) year experience performing noise abatement duties using a complex commercial noise 
monitoring system; AND 

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation, 
Aeronautical Operations or related field: AND 

3. Possession of a Class C Drivers' License. 

Substitution: 

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to 2 years of the required education on a year- 
for-year basis. 

Special Requirement : 

Ability to climb and work in confined or awkward spaces to install and monitor equipment; strength to lift 
and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. 

Effective Date : 

Amended Date : 9/27/00 

Reason for Amendment and Retitling : 

To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, abilities and skills defined in the most recent job 
analysis conducted for this class. To retitle from Airport Noise Abatement Technician to Airport Noise 
Abatement Specialist. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE I CODE: 5265 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs a variety of difficult and responsible architectural 
duties in connection with the investigation of building sites, preparation of pre- 
liminary and final working designs and drawings, and the preparation of related 
specifications for a variety of building construction maintenance and conversion pro- 
jects; may plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate architectural drafting 
personnel engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5265 Architectural Associate I are distinguished from those in 
class 5266 Architectural Associate II in that the latter class has higher level super- 
visory responsibility and responsibility for major projects. Class 5265 Architectural 
Associate I usually functions as a working supervisor or a specialist on medium sized 
projects. Positions in class 526l Architectural Assistant II usually assist this class 
on medium sized projects and perform less difficult architectural duties. 

SXAITLES OF DITTIES: 

1. Prepares and supervises the preparation of preliminary plans and detailed 
drawings for a wide variety of complex construction, conversion and repair projects. 

2. Develops finished designs of ordinary projects and portions of designs for 
highly complex projects. 

3. Analyzes and interprets calculations, sketches and designs and provides tech- 
nical assistance to subordinate architectural drafting personnel engaged in such work. 

h. Prepares and assists in the preparation of contract specifications for various 
projects; coordinates design activities with those responsible for the structural, 
mechanical and electrical design phases of such projects; participates in conferences 
and discussions with representatives of City departments and outside organizations 
relative tc design, specifications, and functional use problems. 

5. Makes ^ield inspections of proposed projects and projects under construction in 
connection with designing activities prepares prospective drawin.es of proposed buildings 
■for approval by appropriate agencies. 

6. "lakes quantity and cost estimates; checks shop drawings and material samples 
proposed for substitution to determine Lf contract specifications are complied with. 

7. May b^ required to perform duties in connection with the architectural phases 
of interior design and construction management; when appropriate applies critical path 
method techniques to such work. 

8. Assists in the development and advancement of suborii nates through training and 
effective supervision. 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of college or university with a 
baccalaureate de~ree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in preliminary and 
final working drawings preparation, cos: and quantity estimates specifications, 
preparation, and field inspection of architectural construction projects, including 
one year of responsible supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of architectural 
terms, symbol? , theory, details, and designing practices; considerable knowledge of 
architectural site development; graphic arts and the techniques of illustration. 

Requires considerable ability to: Initiate, prepare and review architectural plans, 
specifications and estimates; apply architectural design principles and techniques in 
the solution of "omple^ architectural problems T.nd preparation of contract documents. 

Requires unusual s'. - ill in the application of architectural theory to practical 
design and construction problems; considerable skill in the preparation of drawings. 

PROMOTIVE LUES: 

TO: Architectural Associate II 

FROM: Architectural Assistant II 

AMENDED: December 1, 1975 



i 



SAN FRANCISC" CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE II CODE: 5266 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs architectural work in connection with the design 
and preparation of preliminary and final drawings, cost estimates, specifications, 
programming, and the construction or alteration, repair and maintenance of city and 
county buildings or building projects; plans and supervises the work of subordinate 
architectural personnel assigned; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5266 Architectural Associate H are distinguished from those in 
class 5268 Architect in that incumbents in the latter class must possess the State license, 
while employees in class 5266 Architectural Associate II are only potentially eligible 
for a State license. Positions in this class do not have the same broad responsibility 
as a licensed Architect but do require a greater degree of latitude for initiative and 
independent judgement than lower level classes in the Architectural series. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares difficult design details and specifications. 

2. Assists in the review of the progress of the design work of consultant architects, 
engineers and other architectural personnel to insure the drawings and specifications 

are properly coordinated. 

3. Prepares architectural data and reports on various new, alteration, repair and 
maintenance projects, including capital improvement program projects. 

k. Assists in the coordination of department's design and specification schedule. 

5. Prepares complex and difficult preliminary and final architectural contracts 
documents for a wide variety of structures, including program requirements. 

6. Checks and reviews drawings and specifications prepared by consulting architects 
and engineers including structural design calculations for conformance with prescribed 
standards. 

7. Prepares quantity and cost estimates; prepares preliminary and final construc- 
tion costs estimates and summarizes the size and scope of projects and contracts. 

8. May be require 1 to perform important duties in connection with the architectural 
phases of interior design and construction management; when appropriate applies critical 
path method techniques to such work. 

9. Performs field inspections of new construction, reconstruction, alteration, 
maintenance, and repair projects; makes analysis of problems involved including 
alternative solutions; determines and recommends optimum solutions. 

10. Participates in the development and advancement of subordinate personnel 
through effective training and supervision. 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Reiuires completion of a college or university with a 
baccalaureate decree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires six years of progressive!:/ responsible experience in architectural design 
including structural analysis, cost analyses, specification preparation and inspection 
of construction projects, including two years of responsible supervisory experience 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires knowledge of architectural theory, 
practice and procedures; construction methods and materials and their application to 
architectural and designing phases of construction projects; the laws, ordinances and 
regulations applicable to construction projects. 

Requires ability to: prepare technical and professional reports; deal effectively 
with professional en3ineers, architects, contractors and other professional groups; 
requires analytical ability and professional judgement. 

Requires s 111 in: the application of architectural theory to practical architec- 
tural problems, the preparation of complex architectural contract documents. 

NOTE: Require? curren: eligibility to participate in the Stage 2, Professional Examinatio 
as administered by the State of California, State Board of Architectural Examiners. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

TO: Architect 

FROM: Architectural Associate T 

AMENDED: December I, 1^75 



DEC 6 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION gA ^ rKAlM'wlSCQ 



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CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT Code: 5267 
OFFICER 



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, supervises the operation and utilization of the 
noise monitoring system and assists administratively in the noise 
abatement program at the San Francisco International Airport; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This classification is responsible for ensuring that the noise 
monitoring system at the Airport is being utilized effectively and 
is responsible for developing new programs and procedures to make 
efficient use of this system. This position reports to the Airport 
Noise Abatement Officer and is distinguished in that it directly 
supervises the daily operations of the noise abatement office 
whereas the latter class has overall program and policy 
responsibility. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Supervises the utilization of the Airport noise monitoring 
system: reviews, analyzes, and evaluates data generated by the 
monitoring system; identifies aircraft exceeding acceptable noise 
standands; recommends action to Airport Noise Abatement Officer. 

2. Researches and develops advanced and effective programs and 
procedures for utilizing the noise monitoring system and implements 
programs into the system. 

3. Assists in reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting Airport 
operational and procedural policies relating to the control of 
aircraft noise and drafts modifications as assigned: assists in 
drafting directives and guidelines detailing noise standard policies 
prescribed in pertinent laws and ordinances. 

4. Supervises response by staff to reguests for information 
regarding airport matters from a variety of sources and supervises 
response and/or personally responds to written and other complaints 
including noise and environmental issues complaints; monitors 
functioning and proper storage of files of requests, complaints, and 
noise control matters. 

5. Prepares environmental impact reports on proposed Airport 
projects: assists in preparation of operational cost estimates for 
noise abatement programs: writes position papers, lectures, and 
briefings as requested by Airport management; prepares Airport 
resolutions for adoption. 

6. Speaks to public and private organizations or other groups 
on the Airport's noise control program and other Airport programs as 
assigned: assists in coordinating the efforts of the Airport 
management staff towards a positive image of these issues. 

7. May be reguired to testify as a witness in court concerning 
noise abatement, additional environmental issues, and other airport 
matters . 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT CODE: 5267 

OFFICER 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires possession of a 
baccaulaureate degree from a recognized and accredited college or 
university, with major coursework in aeronautical operations, 
airport management, environmental studies, transportation 
management, urban studies, information science, or engineering 
science: and three years of experience in a Federal Aviation 
Administration office, or in a division of a major airline or 
airport, dealing with aircraft noise abatement; or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge. Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough knowledge 
of airport operations, flight characteristics of commercial 
aircraft. Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations, and 
California law relating to noise standards at an airport. 

Requires a good working knowledge of sound monitoring sytems and 
the techniques to be used in identifying offending aircraft from 
data produced by the monitoring systems: requires an ability to 
develop programs to improve the monitoring system. 

Requires an ability to establish and maintain effective 
relations with individuals engaged in research on noise problems, 
community groups, and private citizens: requires an ability to speak 
on airport related subjects before a variety of audiences; produce 
clear and concise reports. 

License: Requires posession of a valid Califoirnia Driver's 
license . 



New Class 
Adopted: 10-22-84 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, .-, ,., , r , ITC 
-"""^ UUOUlMuIN I 3 

CLASS TITLE: ARCHITECT (L-LjUl ■ '±. CODE: 5268 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS : SAN FRANCiaco 

Under general direction, perforins difficult and responsible professional 
architectural work in connection with the construction, maintenance and conversion 
of public buildings; plans, assigns and directs the activities of assigned personnel 
engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5268 Architect are distinguished from those in class 5270 
Senior Architect in that the latter class may have major responsibility over a large 
group of subordinates or several projects, whereas employees in class 5268 Architect 
are normally responsible for one major project or a moderate size group of subordinates. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Supervises and participates in the preparation of complex and difficult pre- 
liminary and final architectural contract documents for a wide variety of construction 
and maintenance projects including advertisement for bids, instruction to bidders and 
detailed specifications . 

2. Reviews and checks drawings and specifications prepared by consulting 
Architects and Engineers including structural design calculations for conformance with 
prescribed federal and state standards. 

3 . Reviews and checks constractors ' shop drawings and specifications to insure 
contract compliance. 

4. Supervises the preparation of environmental impact statements and reports 
for architectural projects. 

5. Supervises and participates in the preparation of project programming, 
quantity and cost estimates, preliminary and final construction cost estimates and 
summaries of the size and scope of projects and contracts. 

6. Makes and supervises field inspection of work in progress to assure compliance 
with construction documents. 

7 . Examines , analyzes and makes recommendations on submitted bids ; reviews and 
analyzes contract modifications and makes recommendations accordingly. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a college or university, with a 
baccalaureate degree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in architectural 
designing, programming, cost analysis, specification preparation and inspection of 
construction projects including at least two years of supervisory experience; or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 



CODE: 5268 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: continued 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: 
architectural theory, practice and procedures; construction methods and materials 
and their application to architectural and designing phases of construction projects; 
the laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to construction projects. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and supervise the work of 
subordinate personnel; prepare technical and professional reports; deal effectively 
with professional engineers, architects, contractors and other professional groups; 
requires a high degree of analytical ability and professional judgement. 

Requires considerable skill in: the application of architectural theory to 
practical architectural problems, the preparation of complete architectural plans 
and specifications. 

License : Requires registration as a licensed architect in the state of 
California. When assigned Emergency Services functions, a license as Fallout Shelter 
Analyst is required. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

TO: 5270 Senior Architect 

FROM: 5266 Architectural Associate II 
5120 Architectural Administrator 

AMENDED : 3/l/76 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO L ° wu 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
JOB CODE TITLE: SCHOOL ARCHITECTURAL COORDINATOR JOB CODE: 5269 

Business Unit: SFUSD 
Definition: 

Under general direction, plans, organizes and coordinates all pre-construction activities within the 
Facilities Planning and Construction Department in the San Francisco Unified School District. 

Distinguishing Features: 

The School Architectural Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all activities schedules in order 
that projects move as quickly as possible from planning to completion of project. 

Supervision Exercised: Supervises professional architectural staff within the Department of Facilities 
Planning and Construction in the San Francisco Unified School District. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Develops and maintains project schedules working with construction coordinator to effectively 
implement the projects. 

2. Develops and maintains design and construction standards for school building projects following 
existing methods, procedures and executing policy relating to all pre-construction activities. 

3. Works with Facilities Planner in preparation of architects' contracts, construction documents and 
bid specifications to assure compliance with the requirements of the contracts as well as bids 
within the established budget limitations. 

4. Works with Project Architects at pre-bid conferences to assure their design will be completed on 
schedule as specified in the contract documents. 

5. Works with various local and state agencies, including the Office of State Architecture, the Office 
of Local Assistance, and the State Fire Marshal in developing specific architectural projects 
through meetings and correspondence to discuss how to implement the projects while meeting the 
criteria of codes, regulations and ordinances. 

6. Schedules and attends various meetings with school personnel, community groups, architects and 
contractors to gain and impart information on the needs and plans for school facilities following the 
general direction of the Facilities Planner. 

7. Serves as a liaison between school administrators, teachers, community representatives, and 
external consultants. 

8. Supervises the professional architectural staff for the Facilities Planning and Construction 
Department by recruiting, training, overseeing and evaluating the work of the subordinates 
according to job requirement standards and the general discipline guidelines. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of : architectural design, specifically school design; short and long-range school facility 
planning techniques; construction principles and methods to develop contract documents to meet legal 
requirements; technical, legal, and political aspects of related legislation including a working 
knowledge of Title #21, the structural code developed by the Office of State Architecture in 
accordance with the Field Act, and the requirements of Title #24, the State building standards code 
necessary to assure contract specifications are in compliance with legal requirements. 



JOB CODE TITLE: SCHOOL ARCHITECTURAL COORDINATOR JOB CODE: 5269 

Business Unit: SFTJSD 

Skill and Ability to: speak clearly and accurately in order to communicate with school personnel, 
community groups, architects and contractors, representatives of other agencies and the public; prepare 
written technical and professional reports, and contract documents ensuring compliance with 
procedures and policies of the department; deal courteously and effectively with architects, engineers, 
school personnel, community groups, external contractors and staff of other departments and agencies 
in the planning and coordinating of pre-construction activities in school building projects; coordinate 
the activities of various groups preceding the construction of new school facilities, major maintenance, 
or rehabilitation of existing facilities, which allows the accomplishment of the goals in the shortest 
amount of time within the parameters established by the educational specifications and the facilities 
planner; plan, assign, recruit, direct and monitor the work of a architectural staff to meet job 
requirement standards. 

Experience and Training Guidelines 

1 . Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with major course 
work in architecture or engineering; AND 

2. Four years of licensed architectural or engineering experience which includes at least one (1) year 
directing staff in the preparation of plans and specifications; AND 

3. Registration as a licensed architect in the State of California. 

Effective Date : 3/15/71 

Amended Date: 9/13/00 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities, and 
minimum qualifications defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: SENIOR ARCHITECT CODE: 5270 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, plans, assigns and directs the activities 
of a large group of subordinates engaged in complex professional architectural work 
in the preparation of designs, drawings, specifications and cost estimates for a variety 
of building and construction projects and/or building construction inspection; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in class 5270 Senior Architect are distinguished from those in class 
5268 Architect in that they involve responsibility for the direction of employees in 
the latter classification and may have responsibility over several major projects and/ 
or a large group of subordinates. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Directs the work of other Architects and Engineers engaged in architectural 
design and related activities necessary to the construction, maintenance and conversion 
of public buildings; reviews the work of professional consulting firms employed to 
design various projects. 

2. Directs, supervises and reviews the preparation of complex architectural 
contract and construction documents. 

3. Directs, supervises and coordinates the architectural design phases of pro- 
jects with mechanical, electrical and structural design portions of such projects. 

4. Directs, reviews and supervises the review of contractors' shop drawings. 

5. Supervises field inspections of projects under construction and proposed 
projects to assure conformance with plans and specifications and to provide data and 
information necessary to initiate new projects; may participate in field inspections 
when necessary. 

6. Prepares and supervises the preparation of difficult and complex architectural 
specifications and cost and quantity estimates; checks and reviews specifications, 
estimates and computations prepared by consultants and subordinate staff members . 

7. Secures proposals from engineers, contractors and testing laboratories for 
surveys, borings and geological and foundation investigations. 

8. Prepares guides and outlines of architectural procedures for consulting 
architects and engineers; makes final inspections and acceptance of building projects. 



CODE: 5270 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a college or university, with 
a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in architecture. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in architectural 
designing, programming, specification preparation, contract administration, construction 
management and other related phases of architectural construction work including four 
years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training 
and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: architec- 
tural theory, practices and procedures; architectural design, building construction 
and site development, graphic arts and the techniques of drawings; laws, ordinances, 
codes and regulations applicable to building construction projects. 

Requires considerable ability to: plan, organize and supervise the work of 
professional and technical personnel; prepare clear and concise professional and 
technical evaluations and reports; unusual ability to apply sound architectural theory 
to practical architectural problems. 

License : Requires registration as a licensed architect in the state of California. 

PROMOTIVE : 

TO: Assistant City Architect 

FROM: Architect 

AMENDED: 3/l/76 



CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

JOB CODE TITLE: SENIOR AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT JOB CODE: 5271 

SPECIALIST Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition: 

Under direction, the Senior Airport Noise Abatement Specialist performs lead function duties for the 
daily operation and maintenance of the Airport's noise monitoring and flight tracking systems and 
responds to community and citizen's concerns. 

Distinguishing Features: 

The 5271 Senior Airport Noise Abatement Specialist is the advanced journey-level in the noise abatement 
specialist job class series. Class 5271 Senior Airport Noise Abatement Specialist is distinguished from 
class 5264 Airport Noise Abatement Specialist in that the former provides lead function duties to the 
5264 Airport Noise Abatement Specialist, performs more complex technical functions and provides 
technical and administrative assistance to the Assistant Noise Abatement Officer. Class 5271 Senior 
Airport Noise Abatement Specialist is also distinguished from class 5267 Assistant Noise Abatement 
Officer in that the latter supervises the overall operations of the Noise Abatement office, develops 
programs, and assists in the coordination of public relations with environmental agencies and the 
surrounding communities. 

Supervision Exercised: May oversee and provide work direction for the Noise Abatement Specialists. 

Examples of Important & Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range 
of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive. 

1. Operates the Airport's noise monitoring and flight tracking equipment, retrieves and correlates data 
through the use of customized software programs and utilities on the computer including routine 
operation, backing up and archiving data, daily checking the status of the systems, e.g., time, disk 
capacity, error messages, etc. 

2. Troubleshoots & maintains remote noise monitoring sites and flight tracking equipment (e.g., circuit 
cards; microphones) including identifying defective components, and calibrating and replacing 
components. Troubleshoots and maintains noise and flight tracking computer components (e.g., 
printers, modems) Transports and/or retrieves data and/or equipment between the Noise Monitoring 
Office and the Noise Monitoring storage room and to and from remote sites. 

3. Monitors aircraft noise, flight operations (including test programs) and other pertinent aviation factors 
and procedures in the Airport Noise Office utilizing voice logging, noise monitoring, flight tracking, 
aircraft radios, and other equipment. Monitors Noise Abatement equipment in the field and at private 
residences through the use of portable noise monitors, hand held receiving r adios, cellular phones, 
and binoculars. 

4. Maintains records and logs of spare parts, calibrations, maintenance history, data storage; writes form 
reports. This requires a knowledge of aviation terms. 

5. Analyzes and evaluates data in monthly airline reports for compliance with Airport noise regulations. 



JOB CODE TITLE: SENIOR AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT JOB CODE: 5271 

SPECIALIST Business Unit: COMMN 



6. Maintains and operates Noise Monitoring Van including fueling, cleaning interior, arranging cleaning 
of exterior, and maintaining inventory of contents. 

7. May attend community meetings to assist in and/or make presentations regarding noise abatement 
issues. 

8. Responds and addresses calls relating to Airport/Airplane noise complaints from the community. 

9. Provides work direction for 5264 Noise Abatement Specialist in the daily operation, maintenance, 
troubleshooting and repair of the noise monitoring or flight tracking systems. 

10. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Job Related & Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: Federal Aviation Regulations, State and Local noise abatement laws and regulations; 
aircraft performance including noise characteristics; general airport operations and the principles of 
aviation; acoustics, including frequency response, decibel levels and sound transmission; the principles 
and procedures of Air Traffic Control Communications, (i.e. translating flight strip data, weather data, 
radio communications correlation and interpretation of flight tracks); aviation weather patterns and their 
effect on airport operations locally and worldwide; the principles of electronics; modern computer 
systems and applications related to noise monitoring mitigation (e.g. flight tracking systems, 
spreadsheets, databases and word processing, and the set up and connection of noise monitoring 
hardware.) 

Ability to: anticipate and identify problems associated with noise and flight tracking systems and 
develop and make recommendations for solutions; analyze data, summarize and compose a variety of 
noise monitoring and abatement reports for the Airport, State, and Federal agencies; orally communicate 
effectively and persuasively with staff, airport management, members of the public and government 
officials; demonstrate sensitivity and concern to the public in regard to noise complaints in the 
community. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Two (2) years experience performing noise abatement duties using a complex commercial noise 
monitoring system; AND 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation, Aeronautical 
Operations or related field; AND 

Possession of a Class C Drivers' License. 

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to 2 years of the required 
education on a year-for-year basis. 

Special Requirement : 

Ability to climb and work in confined or awkward spaces to install and monitor equipment; strength to lift 
and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. 

Effective Date: 9/27/00 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 1 7 2001 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES PUBLIC LIBRARY 

JOB CODE TITLE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL JOB CODE: 5272 

ASSOCIATE H Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition: Under general supervision, performs landscape architectural duties related to the 
planning and development of landscape improvement projects for City parks, recreational areas, 
urban public spaces, parkways, public rights of way and other lands on City-owned facilities; 
supervises employees by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating their work; prepares, 
supervises, or assists in the preparation of preliminary and final construction documents with 
related specifications; performs related duties as required. 

Distinguishing Features: The Landscape Architectural Associate differs from the Landscape 
Architectural Associate I in that this class performs landscape architectural work without close 
supervision and is expected to use independent initiative and judgment to complete assignments 
ranging from medium complexity to high complexity and also performs a full range of 
supervisory duties. 

Supervision Exercised: The Landscape Architectural Associate II is the first line supervisor in 
the Landscape Architectural series. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of 
the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Prepares, supervises, or assists in the planning and design of landscape improvement 
projects. 

2. Prepares, supervises, or assists in the preparation of presentation materials for landscape 
improvement projects 

3. Determines scope of work, and establishes schedules and estimated costs of projects. 

4. Writes and edits construction specifications; prepares reports, memoranda, and all 
correspondence related to landscape architectural work. 

5. Coordinates and reviews contract documents with other City and consulting staff 
including architects, engineers, and maintenance and crafts personnel. 

6. Performs site review or inspection of landscape projects under construction to ensure 
quality and conformance to plans and specifications. 

7. Reviews, coordinates, and comments on work prepared by consultants for conformance 
with project requirements. 

8. Provides technical assistance and direction to subordinate landscape architectural and 
other supervised staff. 

9. Coordinates, facilitates, and/or presents projects to clients, commissions, agencies, 
departments, communities, and other interested groups. 

10. Supervises subordinate personnel by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating 
work; is responsible for development of subordinates through training and disciplinary 
processes. 



JOB CODE TITLE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL JOB CODE: 5272 

Job-related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: The principles, practices, and all relevant regulations and codes relevant to 
landscape architecture; drafting procedures and practices; and planting and construction materials 
and appropriate usage in the design and implementation of landscape projects. 

Ability to: Supervise staff by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work of 
employees; prepare illustrative, conceptual, planning, drafting, and design work; draft conceptual 
and technical plans by hand or using AutoCAD; communicate effectively orally and in writing; 
coordinate and work effectively with staff, clients, other departments and agencies, and the 
public; make independent sound decisions to complete assignments; and prepare reliable cost 
estimates based on variable market and project conditions 

Experience and Training Guidelines: 

Experience : 

1. Six years of verifiable experience in landscape architectural design; preparation of 
preliminary and final working drawings, cost analyses, specification preparation, construction 
review, and construction inspection of projects. Two years of the six years must have been at a 
level comparable to that of Class Landscape Architectural Associate I or higher. 

Training: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree in landscape architecture from an accredited 
college or university. 

License or Certificate: California License to practice as a Landscape Architect; driver license. 

Special Requirements : Proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD). 

Amended and Retitled : 10/29/98 

Amended : 5/25/01 

Reason for Amendment : 

To reflect accurately the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the most recent 
job analysis conducted for this job code. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT CODE: 5273 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, directs and coordinates the archi- 
tectural engineering and inspectional activities on a construction project of 
considerable size and complexity; coordinates private and public construction 
activities on a complex series of related projects; performs related duties as 
required. 

Requires responsibility for: Coordinating, interpreting and enforcing 
policies, techniques, methods and legal provisions relating to architectural 
and construction activities; making responsible high level contacts with rep- 
resentatives of governmental agencies and private engineering and construction 
organizations; directing and coordinating the preparation of important archi- 
tectural and construction records and reports. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

Positions in the class of 5273 Principal Architect are distinguished from 
those in class 5270 Senior Architect in that they involve responsibility for 
the direction of employees in the latter classification and may involve dir- 
ection of a division consisting of more than one architectural section, whereas 
employees in class 5270 Senior Architect are normally responsible for the dir- 
ection of only one major architectural section. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of a number of major ar- 
chitectural sections including architectural, engineering and inspectional per- 
sonnel engaged in the processing of a related series of complex projects. 

2. Plans, coordinates and directs the activities of professional archi- 
tectural and engineering personnel with those of contractors, subcontractors 
inspectional and construction personnel with a view toward assuring that projects 
are completed in conformance with approved plans and specifications. 

3. Establishes design and construction standards applicable to the projects 
to serve as a guide for designers and builders; develops and directs the main- 
tenance of time schedules for completion of design and construction phases of 
building projects; develops standard and systems for estimates of construction 
costs in order to insure that projects remain within budgeted allotments. 

A. Directs the review of designs and enforces adherence to approved plans, 
specifications, and procedures; reviews and analyses bids, and recommends award 
of contract; certifies records of construction progress and work completion. 

5. Conducts important negotiations with representatives of governmental, 
architectural and engineering agencies and with representatives of private ar- 
chitectural, engineering and construction concerns. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a 5 year course at a rec- 
ognized college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree with major course work 
in architecture. 

Requires 8 years of progressively responsible architectural experience 
including 3 years at the supervisory or administrative level or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT CODE: 5273 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Cont'd): 

Requires comprehensive knowledge of modern architectural theory, practices 
and procedures; architectural design, building construction and site development 
and the graphic arts; current laws, ordinances, codes and other regulations 
applicable to building construction projects; problems inherent in urban plan- 
ning and building design. 

Requires considerable ability to plan, coordinate and direct the work of 
professional, technical, architectural and engineering personnel engaged in the 
completion of a complex series of related construction projects; exercise supe- 
rior skill and ability in coordination of construction activities; represent the 
Bureau of Architecture in conduct of high level contacts relating to construction 
activities; direct the maintenance of important and complex construction records 
and reports. 

License : Requires registration as a licensed architect in the State of 
California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Class 5722 Assistant City Architect 

From: 5270 Senior Architect 



Adopted: June 18. 1973 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
(AMENDED) 

CLASS TITLE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT CODE: 5274 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, is responsible for planning, designing and inspecting landscaping 
and related architectural work for City parks and recreational areas; and performs re- 
lated duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Interpreting, carrying out and enforcing existing land- 
scape architectural procedures and methods; making regular important contacts with other 
departmental personnel, outside agencies and organizations, and the general public rel- 
ative to landscaping and parks and recreation development; preparing and reviewing de- 
tailed and complex architectural plans, drawings and related data and information, 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The class of Landscape Architect differs from Assistant Landscape Architect in that 
this class is responsible for large landscape projects. This class has major responsi- 
bility for planning and designing park and playground areas as well as the location of 
lawns, shrubs, trees, walks and shelters; prepares contract specifications; prepares 
cost and quantity estimates; recommends materials; makes inspections and investigations, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares, plans, and designs for park and playground areas including the location 
of lawns, shrubs, trees, walks, shelters and related features, 

2. Designs and prepares preliminary plans and sketches for review and prepares final 
working drawings, 

3. Prepares contract specifications for various development projects; prepares cost 
and quantity estimates for such projects; inspects projects, 

4. Recommends quality of materials used and evaluates performance of contractors and 
acceptance or rejection of completed projects,, 

5 Coordinates landscaping work with other other phases of development projects. 

6. Makes investigations and prepares reports in connection with improving existing 
landscaped areas. 

7. Meets and confers with other departments and agencies regarding landscape improve- 
ments throughout the City and prepares plans as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university with 
a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in landscape architecture. 

Requires two years of progressively responsible experience in landscape architectural 
work preferably including experience in major diversified parks or similar facilities; 
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, abilities and skills : Requires good knowledge of: Landscape architectural 
theory, practice and procedures; landscape architectural design and site development; 
modern construction methods and techniques, particularly as applied to the landscape 
architectural phases of development and construction projects,, 

Requires ability to : Initiate and prepare landscape architectural plans, specifications 
and estimates; coordinate landscaping activities with a variety of interested groups 
and to deal tactfully and courteously with such groups; review technical papers and re- 
ports . 

Requires considerable skill in : The application of landscape architectural theory to 
practical field problems; the preparation of complete landscape plans and specifica- 
tions; the use of drafting instruments, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : No normal lines of promotion 

From: Original entrance examination 

AMENDED: 12/15/69 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT CODE: 5275 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs the most difficult and responsible professional 
landscape architectural work in the field and office; supervises subordinate pro- 
fessional and subprof essional personnel engaged in such work; and performs related 
duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Interpreting and coordinating landscaping policies and 
methods with other departments, interested organizations, and contractors; making 
regular responsible contacts with professional personnel and contractors; preparing, 
checking and reviewing detailed and complex plans, specifications, and related documents. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The class of Senior Landscape Architect differs from Landscape Architect in that this 
class is responsible for the complete supervision and coordination of personnel engaged 
in landscape work. This class formulates plans for the City's entire landscape archi — 
tectural program; develops master plans; harmonizes landscape engineering and/or archi- 
tectural features of proposed projects. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1 Formulates plans for a large-scale landscape architectural program and directs and 

coordinates the work of others developing details and plans for such a program. 

2. Supervises and coordinates the work of professional and subprofessional personnel 
engaged in design and construction of major landscape projects in connection with City 
streets, buildings, institutions, parks, beaches, and historical monuments; consults 
with technical staffs, public officials, and others concerned in landscape development. 

3. Supervises the initial planting and advises on maintenance and replacement problems; 
develops master plans and makes drawings and sketches of proposed landscape projects. 

4. Harmonizes landscape, engineering and/or architectural features of proposed con- 
struction projects; estimates costs of and prepares specifications for landscaping and 
related ground improvements; writes letters and prepares reports on a variety of sub- 
jects related to landscape architectural projects. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university with 
a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in landscape architecture. 

Requires five years of progressively responsible experience in landscape design, esti- 
mating, specification preparations, and inspection of construction projects, including 
two years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of train- 
ing and experience. 

Knowledge, abilities and skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: Principles of 
landscape architecture, design, and landscape construction methods; trees, shrubs and 
plants both native and cultivated, best adapted to landscaping in various parts of 
California; California soil conditions; problems encountered in streets and building 
locations and engineering work as related to landscaping features; soil preparation, 
planting and pruning techniques and tree surgery; principles of personnel management 
and supervision. 

Requires ability to : Adapt California plant growth to a variety of conditions; estimate 
the cost of landscaping and related ground improvements; prepare original sketches and 
detailed plans and prepares specifications in connection wi th landscape; correlate 
egnineering or architectural features to proposed landscape projects; direct the work 
of others; analyze stiuations accurately and take effective action; speak effectively 
before audiences; dictate correspondence and prepare reports. 

License : Requires registration as a landscape architect in the State of California. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : No normal line of promotion 

From: 5274 Landscape Architect 

ADOPTED: 12/15/69 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: CITY PLANNING INTERN CODE: $276 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under supervision, as a participant in work-study program leading to a Master's 
Degree in City Planning, assists in the performance of all phases of City Planning 
and zoning work; assists professional staff in the preparation of planning research, 
surveys and projects; as assigned, collects and analyzes data on various phases of 
planning including master plan zoning, capital improvement, transportation, urban 
design and community renewal plans for neighborhoods; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires responsibility for: carrying out city planning policies and pro- 
cedures; assisting in the preparing, checking, maintaining and reviewing of techni- 
cal records and reports involving a variety of city planning activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1« As part of an internship program, assists professional staff in the prep- 
aration of plans and in compiling and preparing technical, physical, economic, 
social and statistical data in the form of reports, graphs, maps and charts; may 
assist in field investigations and in collecting data. 

2. Studies and analyzes city planning functions and procedures as they relate 
to a graduate curriculum leading to a Master's Degree in City Planning. 

3. May assist in the preparation of maps, charts, photographs and other graphic 
presentations to illustrate planning studies. 

k. Assists in research and analysis of economic and sociological problems as 
they relate to the preparation of departmental reports. 

5. Upon completion of the period of internship, presents an oral and/or 
written statement to the Department of City Planning summarizing the work experi- 
ence. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
versity with a baccalaureate degree, and completion of one full year of graduate 
study at a recognized university in a two-year program leading to a Master's Degree 
In City or Regional Planning. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires some knowledge of: the principles 
and purposes of various phases of city planning; statistical and research methods 
relating to urban growth. 

Requires ability to: assist in the collection and analysis of planning and 
zoning data; speak and write effectively; deal tactfully with the general public, 
government officials, professional and technical persons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: No normal lines of promotion 

From: Original entrance examination 
ADOPTED: April 20, 1967 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO APR 1 8 2001 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 
JOB CODE TITLE: PLANNER I JOB CODE: 5277 

Business Unit: COMMN 
Definition: 

Under general supervision, the Planner I performs entry level planning work in the collection, analysis, 
interpretation and presentation of city planning data in one of a variety of phases of plan development 
and implementation. The essential functions of this job include: reviewing building permits, variances, 
use permit and other miscellaneous permit applications; recording appropriate data and preparing 
recommendations for the department, Planning Commission and other City Commissions; reviewing 
planning activities, goals, programs, zoning ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; 
providing information orally and in writing to City agencies, property owners, developers, community 
organizations and the general public; conducting site and field inspections of land, economic activities, 
transit patterns, buildings and streets; preparing computer based and hard copy graphic materials; 
conducting research studies, surveys and interviews to obtain data and formulating recommendations to 
assist in planning policies, plans for future developments and determinations of the environmental 
impacts of proposed projects; assisting in the preparation, revision and performing of updates of the 
General Plan and Planning Code and other governmental regulatory codes. Incumbents in this job code 
may be required to attend evening meetings occasionally held in community locations. 

Distinguishing Features: 

The 5277 Planner I is the entry-level class of the Planner series. This class is distinguished from the 
5278 Planner II in that the latter is the journey level class responsible for performing more progressively 
complex planning assignments. 

Supervision Exercised: 

None. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Reviews building permit, variances and use permit applications as well as may assist in the review of 
discretionary review, subdivision applications and other miscellaneous permits referred from other 
departments and the general public by checking plans and reviewing the applications for conformity 
to the General Plan and the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinances); records appropriate data and 
prepares recommendations for department or commission action. 

2. Reviews Planning activities, goals and programs; zoning ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and 
procedures; procedural requirements for securing consideration of application requests; and federal 
and state environmental requirements and procedures (NEPA and CEQA). 

3. Provides information orally and in writing to city agencies, property owners, developers, community 
organizations and the general public by answering questions, providing assistance, responding to 
complaints, presenting reports and draft plans; and explaining policies. 

4. Conducts site and field inspections of land, economic activities, transit patterns, buildings and streets 
and conducts surveys and interviews to obtain data required for planning, zoning and environmental 
review. 



JOB CODE TITLE: PLANNER I JOB CODE: 5277 

Business Unit: COMMN 

5. Prepares computer based and hard copy graphic materials: land use maps, zoning maps, drawings, I 
diagrams, graphs, charts, photographs, video and other display materials related to analysis and 
reports. 

6. Conducts research studies and formulates recommendations by selecting, collecting, recording, 
tabulating, organizing and analyzing technical physical, economic, social and statistical data to assist 
in planning policies, plan for future developments, and determine the environmental impacts of 
proposed projects. 

7. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: the basic planning principles including land use, zoning, municipal regulation and 
community development, transportation and public utility systems as they relate to planning programs. 

Ability to: organize and conduct investigations; anticipate, identify and analyze planning; visualize 
three-dimensional objects; prepare reports, memos, letters, etc.; explain complex ideas clearly and 
concisely to department personnel, the general public, applicants, special interest advocates, the 
Planning Commission and other governmental agency representatives; use basic computer applications; 
and establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, other city 
departments, public officials, applicants, special interest advocates and the general public. 

Experience and Training Guidelines: j 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban " 
planning, or a closely related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, 
public administration, historical preservation, or environmental studies; OR 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of city 
or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental 
review experience. 

Special Conditions: 

Some positions may require possession of a valid driver's license. 

ADOPTED: March 25, 1968 
AMENDED: April 6, 2001 



Reason for Amendment : 

To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job 
analysis conducted for this class. 



(RETITLES: 5278 ASSISTANT CITY PIANNER) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: PIANNER II CODE: 5278 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs difficult city planning work and 
•participates in all phases of city planning; assists in the preparation 
of planning, research, surveys and projects; conducts investigations, col- 
lects and analyzes data on zoning, subdivision design, urban renewal, 
rapid transit and other land use problems; assists in the preparation of 
written and graphic reports; may supervise subordinate survey, clerical 
and office personnel; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires resptnsibility for: carrying out and interpreting city 
planning policies and procedures; making continuing personal contacts with 
representatives of government, civic and business organizations, and the 
general public in the explanation and interpretation of laws, ordinances, 
policies, rules and regulations relating to city planning activities; pre- 
paring, checking and reviewing important technical records involving the 
master plan, capital improvement program, urban renewal, zoning and other 
technical city planning records. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Compiles and prepares technical, physical, economic, social and 
statistical data in the form of reports and graphs, maps and charts; pre- 
pares base maps for use in the development of the master plan and the 
capital improvement program; collects data, makes studies, performs field 
investigations and writes reports on specifically assigned problems in the 
field of zoning, subdivisions, park and recreation areas, population move- 
ment and traffic, transportation and other land use studies. 

2. Prepares maps, charts, photographs and other graphic presenta- 
tions to illustrate studies of land use, transportation, population, traf- 
fic, streets, freeways, residential, business, recreational and playground 
areas, zoning and subdivisions. 

3. Assists in and performs research and analysis of economic and 
sociological problems as a basis for preparation of the master plan, urban 
renewal and capital improvement program; attends public hearings, meetings 
or conferences or various city departments, takes notes and prepares sum- 
mary reports, answers inquiries pertaining to zoning, urban renewal, free- 
way and street location and other city planning and related problems. 

k. May process various zoning applications and permits; interprets 
and explains zoning ordinances and other city planning problems to the 
public. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience: Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires two years of city or regional planning experience perform- 
ing technical phases of city planning; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER II - continued CODE: 5278 



Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a good knowledge of: 
the principles, practices, purposes, scopes and techniqueE of various 
phases of city planning; statistical and research methods and the sources 
of information and data relating to city and metropolitan growth; accepted 
practices in highway and street construction, park and recreational area 
design, land subdivision, zoning and of legal descriptions and federal, state 
and local laws as they relate to city planning; requires some knowledge of 
the principles and practices of drafting and mapping. 

Requires ability to: collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining 
to planning and zoning situations; speak effectively and write technical 
reports; supervise the work of subordinate employees; deal tactfully and 
effectively with the general public, governmental officials, professional 
and technical persons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Planner III 



AMENDED: March 2$, 1968 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(new class) DOCUMENTS 

CLASS TITLE: SCHOOL FACILITIES NEEDS ANALYST APR 2 l97l CODE: 5279 

SAN HMNeiSCO 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: PUBLIC UMMffV 

Under direction, plans and coordinates the development of educational specifica- 
tions required to implement educational program needs; conducts demographic studies 
and maintains current demographic data; meets with community representatives and 
educational administrators to discuss educational specifications and needs; and 
performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Formulating and developing methods and procedures 
related to the development of educational specifications to meet need for school 
facilities; making regular contact with community representatives, educational ad- 
ministrators, planners and other department personnel to discuss educational needs 
and to keep current on developments affecting student enrollment projects; main- 
taining current information on local practices and design of school facilities and 
enrollment information,, 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The School Facilities Needs Analyst determines education and space needs through 
the analysis and maintenance of demographic data. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1 Plans and coordinates the development of educational specifications re- 
quired to implement educational programs; formulates educational specifications 
around future educational program needs. 

2. Works with school administrators and community representatives in coordi- 
nating the development of educational specifications and needs; meets with educa- 
tional administrators to discuss future educational programs. 

3. Maintains current demographic data; meets with city agencies, school ad- 
ministrators and community groups to keep current on future developments which 
would effect school enrollment projections. 

4. Maintains current information on modern practices in elementary and 
secondary education and recent developments in the design of schools throughout 
the nation. 

5. Meets with architects to discuss educational specifications. 

6» Maintains future enrollment information through the conduct of periodic 
demographic studies. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires graduation from college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in education, architecture, 
planning, or a related field. Requires three years of staff experience in the 
development of educational specifications or in planning facilities for educational 
and/or governmental programs; or an equivalent combination of training and ex- 
perience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Good knowledge of educational specifications 
development; knowledge of elementary and secondary curriculum. 

Ability tos Coordinate the planning of educational specifications with the 
planning of educational programs; conduct demographic studies; use statistical 
sampling techniques; organize, write and edit research studies, surveys and reports. 



CLASS TITLE: SCHOOL FACILITIES NEEDS ANALYST CODE: 5279 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To \~ No normal line of promotion 
From: Original entrance examination 

ADOPTED: 3/15/71 



(RETITIES: £283 ASSOCIATE CITY PLANNER) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: PLANNER III CODE: 5280 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs difficult and responsible phases of city 
planning work; supervises or assists in the preparation and designing of 
planning research surveys and projects and conducts the more difficult 
investigations; assists in the preparation of written graphic reports; 
and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: assisting in carrying out and inter- 
preting city planning policies and procedures; making considerable con- 
tinuing personal contacts with representatives of government, civic and 
business organizations and the general public in the explanation and in- 
terpretation of the city planning code, problems and policies; preparing, 
checking and reviewing important technical records involving the master 
plan, capital improvement program, urban renewal and other city planning 
records, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1, Compiles, analyzes and interprets difficult technical, physical 
economic, social and statistical data for various city planning projects, 
including capital improvement programs, urban renewal, master planning 
and metropolitan problems in general, 

2. Prepares and designs difficult maps, charts, models, sketches 
and other graphic and visual presentations to illustrate studies of land 
use; collects, tabulates and correlates statistical data in the form of 
graphs, maps and charts; investigates and prepares recommended changes 
for the city planning code and other planning legislation. 

J. Designs land use plans within and outside the city for various 
uses such as parking areas, shopping centers, residential subdivisions, 
parks and playgrounds relative to the determination of city land values 
and providing examples of certain kinds of development; reviews and re- 
vises maps for conformance with minimum lot sizes, lot patterns, popula- 
tion densities, landscaping, streets and other facilities, 

k. Reviews referrals regarding the sale and purchase of land, and 
vacation of streets; assists in reviewing subdivision applications, urban 
renewal, transportation and other planning projects with regard to city 
planning standards and applicable laws,. 

5, Edits reports, texts and studies compiled by subordinates, and 
supervises the preparation of difficult studies, and supervises a portion 
of a major planning project study, 

6, Addresses community, business and other groups to explain plan- 
ning programs and problems and promote good public relations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible city and regional 
planning experience performing technical phases of city planning; or an 
equivalent combination of training and experience. 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER III - continued QODE: 5280 



Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: 
the principles, practices, purposes, scopes and techniques of various 
phases of city planning; statistical and research methods and the sources 
of information and data relating to city and metropolitan growth; accepted 
practices in highway and street construction, park, and recreational area 
design, land subdivision, land use and zoning; legal descriptions and 
federal, state and local laws as they relate to city planning; principles 
and' practices of drafting and mapping. 

Requires considerable ability to: collect, analyze and interpret 
data pertaining to planning and zoning situations; speak effectively and 
write technical reports; supervise the work of subordinate employees; 
deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental of- 
ficials, professional and technical persons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To: Planner IV 

From: Planner II 



AMENDED: March 25, 1968 



(RETITLES: 5282 SENIOR CITY PLANNER) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: PLANNER IV " CODE: 5282 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, plans and directs the 
activities of a planning division or supervises a major study or project 
group engaged in professional city planning work; gathers, analyzes and 
interprets planning data and prepares recommendations thereon; prepares 
difficult and complex technical reports; and performs related duties as 
required 

Requires responsibility for: developing, carrying out, interpreting, 
coordinating, and enforcing city planning policies and methods; continuing 
personal contacts with responsible representatives of government, civic and 
business organizations and the general public in connection with the expla- 
nation and interpretation of the city planning code, ordinances, policies, 
rules and regulations relating to overall city planning activities; requires 
independent and/or overall supervisory responsibility for the preparation 
and maintenance of important professional and technical records and reports 
concerning the master plan, capital improvement program, urban renewal 
and other city planning functions. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:. 

1 Plans and directs professional, technical and supervisory 
personnel as a division head or as a head of a major planning project 
study; edits reports, texts and studies compiled by staff members en- 
gaged in various segments of a total project or division. 

2 Designs, studies, compiles, analyzes, evaluates and prepares 
reports on the more complex and difficult technical, social, economic and 
physical data for various city planning projects, including capital im- 
provement programs, urban renewal, master planning and metropolitan 
problems in general; collects, tabulates, correlates and presents difficult 
statistical data involved in preparation of the master plan, capital im- 
provement program and related city planning reports, 

3. Supervises the preparation and design of the more difficult maps, 
charts, models, sketches and other graphic presentations to illustrate 
various land use and special city planning studies; investigates, recom- 
mends and prepares changes for the city planning code and other planning 
legislation. 

^ Reviews referrals regarding the sale, purchase and subdivision 
of land, and vacation of streets; reviews and analyzes subdivision appli- 
cations, redevelopment and urban renewal proposals and plans with regard 
to city planning standards, federal, state and local laws and for probable 
effects on the surrounding neighborhoods and the master plan. 

5. Addresses community, business and other groups to explain plan- 
ning programs and problems and promote good public relations for the 
planning department; may represent the planning department at the board 
of supervisors committee meetings, other government agencies, commissions 
or boards. 

6. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates 
through training and effective use of employee development programs. 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER TV - continued CODE:. 5282 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in city 
planning performing technical phases of city or regional planning, including 
at least two years of responsible supervisory experience; or an equivalent 
combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge 
of: the principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various 
phases of city planning; statistical and research methods and the sources 
of information and data relating to city and metropolitan growth; techniques 
applied to land use and zoning administration; legal descriptions and 
federal f state and local laws as they relate to city planning. 

Requires considerable ability to: collect, analyze and interpret 
data pertaining to planning and zoning situations; speak effectively and 
write clear and concise technical reports; coordinate assigned activities 
with other phases of city planning; exercise tact and courtesy in working 
with the public; organize and supervise the work of subordinate employees; 
deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental 
officials, professional and technical persons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 



From: Planner III 



AM^HED: March 25, 1968 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

CLASS TITLE: PLANNER V CODE: 5283 

DEFINITION : 

Under general administrative direction, the Planner V serves as an executive assistant to the Director of Planning 
within the Department of City Planning or as a Planning Manager in a city department other than the 
Department of City Planning. The Planner V represents the department in public or official determinations; 
coordinates and supervises the work of subordinates and acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems 
relating to planning and environmental evaluation requirements. 

As an executive assistant to the Director of Planning, the Planner V is responsible for the management of a 
functional unit, or division, within the Department of City Planning; advises and assists the Director of Planning 
and the Zoning Administrator in the formulation and development of matters regarding the Planning Code, 
environmental issues, policy implementation strategies and related land-use problems; and performs related 
duties as required. 

As a Planning Manager for a city department other than the Department of City Planning, the Planner V 
organizes, directs, and administers the activities and functions of the planning division within the department. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

Class 5283 Planner V is the most senior level in the Planner series. It is distinguished from class 5293 Planner 
IV by its assignment of greater and/or more complex planning and management responsibilities. Whereas the 
Planner IV manages projects within a division or unit, the Planner V plans and directs the activities of a 
functional unit, or division, of the Department of City Planning or manages a planning division within another 
city department. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

Class 5283, Planner V supervises a unit or functional area which may contain various professional classes both 
within the Planner series and other administrative and technical positions essential to the unit. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of 
duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Plans, coordinates and directs professional and technical personnel; supervises major planning studies or 
projects concerned with comprehensive planning, area planning, transportation planning, development 
programming, planning policy development, policy implementation strategies and/or environmental 
evaluation. 

2. Supervises the preparation and analysis of planning department policies related to various aspects of the 
General Plan including urban design, commerce, industry, housing, capital improvement programs, 
transportation and others; directs and coordinates professional and technical personnel in the gathering and 
development of planning data relative to the General Plan; formulates statements of environmental 
objectives of the General Plan, coordinates existing and future planning studies with reference to a city-wide 
policy framework; participates in the environmental evaluation of the General Plan elements, policy 
proposals and special studies. 



3. Designs, studies, compiles, analyzes, evaluates and prepares reports on the more complex and difficult 
technical, social, economic and physical data for various city planning projects; supervises the preparation 
and design of the more difficult maps, charts, models, sketches and other graphic presentations to illustrate 
various land-use and special city planning studies; investigates, recommends and prepares changes for the 
City Planning Code, Traffic Code and other planning legislation. 

4. Acts as technical advisor on studies and problems relating to planning, environmental regulation and/or 
development programming; reviews highly specialized and technical reports; draws conclusions upon which 
policies and decisions may be based and legislative recommendations founded. 

5. Supervises and coordinates surveys, analyses and/or environmental review of physical and visual qualities 
of the city, major parts of the city, or individual projects, including areas experiencing significant change 
or pressure for change. 

6. Addresses community, business and other groups to explain planning programs and problems and promote 
good public relations for the department assigned; may represent the department at the Board of Supervisors 
committee meetings, other government agencies, commissions or boards; coordinates public participation 
in development of policies and implementation strategies. 

7. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through training and effective use of employee 
development programs. 

8. Performs other duties as assigned. 

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS : 

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city, transportation 
and/or environmental planning; Federal, State, and local laws and regulations as they relate to city planning, 
transportation planning and/or environmental evaluation; methods and sources of data relating to metropolitan 
form and growth. 

Ability to: Coordinate and monitor projects and the activities of groups of subordinate employees and 
consultants; plan and direct the work of subordinate staff; communicate with staff and representatives of 
business and public interest groups, organizations, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning 
policy and regulations. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: 

Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may 
be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

• Training: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 

• Experience: Eight years of experience in urban, city, regional, and/or transportation planning, including 
three years of supervisory experience. 

Effective: April 17, 1998 

Note: Class 5283 Planner V was created to consolidate previously existing specialty classes 5297 Planner V-Zoning and 5263 Planner 
V-General. 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OFFICER CODE: 5284 

CHRACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction by the Director of planning, plans 
and directs the activities of the Office of Environmental Review; gathers, 
analyzes and interprets data and prepares and revises environmental evaluations 
and reports; arranges for hearings on such reports; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires responsibility for: developing, carrying out, interpreting and 
coordinating procedures and methods for environmental review; continuing personal 
contacts with responsible representatives of government, civic and business organ- 
izations, environmental organizations, neighborhood groups and the general public 
in connection with the preparation and revision of environmental evaluations and 
reports; both independent and supervisory activities in the preparation and main- 
tenance of numerous and complex professional and technical records; and contin- 
uing review, refinement and recommendations concerning environmental polices, 
regulations and procedures. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1 . Directs the work of professional, technical and supervisory personnel 
and consultants as head of the Office of Environmental Review; controls the flow 
of work and reviews and revises material prepared by these personnel and 
consultants. 

2. Outlines, prepares, compiles, analyzes and revises environmental eval- 
uations and reports of a complex and difficult technical nature; collects, 
tabulates, correlates and presents difficult statistical data relating to effects 
on the environment . 

3. Reviews the effectiveness and workability of measures for protection of 
the environment, and recommends and prepares modifications for environmental 
ordinances, rules, regulations or other procedures, and for State environmental 
legislation. 

U. Makes environmental evaluations for projects including both public and 
private development, the sale and purchase of public land, vacation of streets, 
zoning cases, Master Plan amendments, subdivisions, changes of use, grading, 
traffic changes and other matters; reviews environmental reports referred to the 
City and County by State and Federal agencies. 

5. Addresses community, business and other groups to explain and discuss 
environmental programs and problems; may represent the Department of City 
Planning at the Board of Supervisors and before other government agencies, 
commissions and boards. 

6. Maintains records on projects under review, meeting complex legal re- 
quirements including those for public notice, collecting fees, scheduling and 
arranging public hearings and expediting processing; may hold hearings and take 
testimony at the request of the City Planning Commission. 

7. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through 
training and effective use of employee development programs. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or 
university, with a baccalaureate degree. 



CLASS TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OFFICER CODE: 5284- 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Cont'd): 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in city planning, 
business or public administration, engineering or law, and including at least 
two years experience in the review of projects with respect to their environmental 
effect, including at least two years of responsible supervisory experience; or 
an equivalent combination of training and experience . 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires comprehensive knowledge of: the 
principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of envi- 
ronmental evaluation; statistical and research methods and the sources of in- 
formation and data relating to environmental impact; and federal, state and local 
laws as they relate to the environment. 

Requires considerable ability to: collect, analyze and interpret data 
pertaining to environmental impact of projects; speak effectively and write clear 
and concise technical reports; organize and enforce procedures for handling 
numerous and complex review cases; coordinate assigned activities with other re- 
lated actions requiring governmental approvals; organize and supervise the work 
of subordinate employees; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, 
governmental officials, professional and technical persons and employees. 



Adopted: April 19. 1973 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT OFFICER CODE: 5285 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, plans, directs, participates in and has full responsi- 
bility for the noise abatement program at the San Francisco International Airport; 
and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This single position class is responsible for insuring that all aircraft using the 
San Francisco International Airport operate within prescribed noise standards. This 
employee has management level responsibility for the effective operation of the noise 
monitoring system, including regular, frequent contacts with airline executives, airline 
pilots, Federal and State officials, and the public on all matters relating to the 
control of aircraft noise. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Plans and administers the airport sound abatement program; supervises the op- 
eration and inspection of the airport noise monitoring system; reviews, analyzes and 
evaluates data generated by the monitoring system; identifies aircraft exceeding ac- 
ceptable noise standards; and initiates corrective action against operators of offend- 
ing aircraft. 

2. Consults with owners of off-airport sites with reference to the installation 
of noise monitoring equipment and supervises the taking of spot noise-level readings. 

3 Confers with airline officials, pilots, fixed-base operators and Federal and 
State officials for the purpose of maintaining an acceptable balance between efficient 
airport operations and the effective control of aircraft noise. 

4. Reviews and analyzes airport operational and procedural policies relating to 
the control of aircraft noise and drafts modifications as required; drafts directives 
and guidelines detailing noise standard policies prescribed in pertinent laws and or- 
dinances. 

5. Presides at noise abatement meetings; supervises the preparation of agendas 
and arranges for the production and distribution of minutes; follows up on recommenda- 
tions approved at such meetings. 

6. Establishes procedures for and responds to written and other complaints against 
violations of noise standards and develops supporting files reference complaints and 
noise control matters. 

7. May be required to present evidence secured through the monitoring system; 
to issue warnings to violators; and to testify as a witness in court in noise abate- 
ment matters. 

8. Supervises the preparation of reports relating to noise abatement as required 
by State and Federal agencies; prepares operational cost estimates for noise abate- 
ment programs; prepares environmental (noise) impact reports on new or proposed air- 
port projects. 

9. Represents the airport management in noise abatement matters and speaks to 
interested groups on the subject of the airport's noise control programs. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires graduation from a recognized four-year college 
or university, preferably with major course work in aeronautical engineering, airport 
administration or closely related field; and five years of progressively responsible 
experience with the Federal Aviation Administration, the operations division of a 



CLASS TITLE: AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT OFFICER CODE: 5285 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

major commercial airline, or the operations section of a major U.S. commercial air- 
port; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a thorough knowledge of: Large-scale 
airport operations; the flight characteristics of commonly used commercial aircraft; 
Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations; and California law relating to 
noise standards at airports. 

Requires a good working knowledge of sound-monitoring systems and the techniques 
to be used in identifying offending aircraft from data produced by the monitoring 
system. 

Requires ability to: Establish and maintain effective relations with individuals 
engaged in noise pollution research, government officials, community groups, and pri- 
vate citizens; speak on airport related subjects before a variety of audiences; pro- 
duce clear and concise reports. 

License : Requires possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : To be determined 

From: Original entrance examination 

Adopted: 3/17/75 

(NEW CLASS) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: ADMINISTRATOR, PROPERTY CONSERVATION CODE: 5286 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs code enforcement activities 
in conservation and rehabilitation assistance areas and citywide abatement program of 
the Division of Property Conservation; coordinates the work of the division with those 
of other agencies engaged in related activities; and performs related duties as re- 
quired. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The Administrator, Property Conservation is responsible for administering the Com- 
munity Development Code Enforcement Programs and Rehabilitation Assistance Programs in 
designated areas under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Prop- 
erty Conservation. The incumbent of this position is responsible for interpreting and 
applying city, federal and state laws and policies as related to code enforcement and 
rehabilitation activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Organizes, assigns and administers property conservation activities involving 
the work of field inspection personnel engaged in inspection, report preparation, 
preparation of specifications, cost estimates, bids and contracts necessary to meet the 
legal and financial requirements of a federally assisted, state assisted or locally 
assisted code enforcement program, and abatement program. 

2. May represent the Assistant Superintendent, Property Conservation at government 
and private committee meetings dealing with various housing code enforcement programs. 

3. Establishes operational procedures and directs the preparation of question- 
naires, letters and other material to be used in connection with code enforcement 
activities of the division. 

A. Reviews and evaluates survey data, conducts field investigations and in this 
connection consults with superiors and with representatives of other agencies concerning 
the establishment of policies related to conservation programs throughout the city. 

5. Coordinates, reviews and recommends improvements in methods and procedures, in 
work to be performed, staffing, budget and program policies in connection with the 
federally, state or locally assisted code enforcement and rehabilitation assistance 
programs involving rehabilitation financing and the provision of required public im- 
provements. 

6. Prepares public information releases, reports and makes public appearances in 
explaining and discussing the conservation programs and their application to the city; 
acts as secretary of the Abatement Appeals Board. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or university 
with a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in city planning, civil engineering, 
architecture or public administration with State of California license as sanitarian, 
with the state required educational accomplishment in one of the following major course 
work: Public health, sanitary science or biology. 



CLASS TITLE: ADMINISTRATOR, PROPERTY CONSERVATION CODE: 5286 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (contd) 

Requires 8 years of progressively responsible experience in planning and imple- 
mentation of housing and neighborhood conservation and rehabilitation or systematic 
housing code enforcement activities, including 4 years of responsible administrative 
experience in conservation or rehabilitation programs; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. A masters degree in public administration may be considered 
in lieu of the 4 years responsible administrative experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of: Research 
and survey methods and procedures particularly as applied to housing and environmental 
survey; all laws, procedures and techniques related to implementing code enforcement 
programs, regulations and ordinances relating to financial and legal aspects of the 
conservation program. 

Requires considerable ability to: Analyze, review and make sound recommendations 
relative to the results of surveys and investigations; administer various code enforce- 
ment programs involving personnel having widely diversified training and functions; 
establish and maintain cooperative relations with the general public, other city de- 
partments and governmental agencies. 

Requires considerable skill and accuracy in the preparation and review of statisti- 
cal data, records and reports and in representation of such programs in public forums 
and before public agencies and committees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5178 Assistant Superintendent, Property Conservation 

From: Original entrance examination 



Amended and Retitled: 

(Abolishes class 5286 Chief, Property Conservation Division) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
(NEW CLASS) 

CLASS TITLE: TRANSIT PLANNER I CODE: 5287 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under supervision, performs beginning level planning work in the collection, 
analysis, interpretation and presentation of urban transit planning data in one or 
a variety of phases or plan development and implementation; assists in research and 
record keeping pertaining to department operations in the administration of a Munici- 
pal Transit Plan; assists in giving of information to the public; and performs related 
duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Carrying out and interpreting methods and pro- 
cedures relating to urban transit research; making contacts, conducting interviews 
and checking records from public and private sources to obtain data for the departments 
activities; explaining the activities of the department to members of the public and 
representatives of city departments and other government agencies; preparing and pre- 
senting a variety of reports, exhibits and records to permit the results of research 
and investigation to be used by others. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Assists in organizing and conducting planning research studies; collects, 
tabulates and analyzes a wide variety, of data from various sources; assists in apply- 
ing statistical methods to determine trends, cycles and underlying factors affecting 
the operations of the municipal transit system. 

2. Conducts interviews and field investigations to gather information of sig- 
nificance to the department's work and records this information by means of notes, 
maps, sketches and photographs. 

3. Reports the results of all such research through oral and written presenta- 
tions and graphically as appropriate, and draws conclusions and makes recommendations 
based upon this research. 

4. Carries out standardized work in administration of the operational transit 
plan, including giving of explanations to employees, the public, city departments and 
their government agencies, and keeping records. 

5. May assist in the direction of clerical workers in carrying out any of the 
above work. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or univer- 
sity with a baccalaureate degree. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a knowledge of: The principles, 
methods and practices of research; data sources for transit studies, basic concepts 
and programs of transit planning and operations; methods of preparation of reports as 
a basis for recommendations. 

Requires ability to: Follow general instructions in dealing with research, statis- 
tical and administrative problems; develop techniques and procedures for assembling 
and analyzing a variety of data; carry out work procedures decisively and accurately; 
prepare comprehensive and concise reports; speak and write effectively and deal tact- 
fully with the general public, government officials, professional and technical per- 
sons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5288 Transit Planner II 
From: Original entrance examination 

Adopted: 4/19/73 



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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 8/J C UBR^y 



JOB CODE TITLE: Transit Planner II JOB CODE: 5288 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition: 



Under general supervision, the 5288 Transit Planner II performs urban mass transit and/or 
transportation planning work. The essential functions of this job include: evaluating and making 
recommendations on technical aspects of transit planning and/or capital programming, which involve 
various transit or other transportation modes; collecting, compiling and analyzing field and other data 
concerning urban mass transit and transportation activities; preparing correspondence in response to 
public, Commission or other agency inquiries; interpreting and integrating transit and/or transportation 
policies; developing and evaluating proposals for planning and coordinating the implementation of 
transit route and service changes; making presentations to community, business and other groups; 
assisting in the preparation, analysis, or evaluation of reports and plans for various urban mass transit 
and/or transportation planning projects and/or grant requests; designing, preparing and/or directing the 
preparation of visual materials; reviewing and interpreting legislation and codes; and applying 
computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate transit and other transportation planning projects. 



Distinguishing Features: This job code is distinguished from the 5289 Transit Planner III, in that 
assignments in the latter are of greater and more complex nature. 



Supervision Exercised: None. 



Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Assists in or has responsibility for the preparation, analysis, or evaluation of reports and plans for 
various urban mass transit and/or transportation planning projects and grant requests, including use 
of technical, social, economic and physical data. 

2. Designs, prepares, and/or directs the preparation of visual materials including graphs, charts, maps 
and models to illustrate presentations of transit and/or transportation projects. 

3. Reviews, interprets and applies legislation and codes related to transit and other transportation 
planning to develop and implement transit and/or transportation projects. 

4. Makes presentations to community, business and other groups to explain mass transit and/or other 
transportation projects. 

5. Assists in managing transportation and/or paratransit projects along with the preparation of requests 
for grant proposals and contract documents. 

6. Interprets and integrates transit and/or transportation policy in the review of proposed development 
projects and environmental impact reports. 



JOB CODE TITLE: TRANSIT PLANNER II JOB CODE: 5288 

Business Unit: COMMN 

7. Develops, evaluates proposals for planning, and coordinates implementation of, transit route, 
service and operational changes. Includes the development and assessment of proposed changes to 
paratransit services, transit routes and service levels, paratransit service policies, assessment of 
traffic impacts, and presentation to other City staff. 

8. Evaluates and makes recommendations on technical aspects of transit planning, capital, or operating 
projects in San Francisco involving various transit modes such as light rail, trolley coach, motor 
coach and cable car; auto traffic; bicycle and pedestrian transportation and paratransit parking. 

9. Collects, compiles and analyzes field and other data to prepare and evaluate plans and proposals 
concerning public transit and transportation activities. 

10. Applies computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate and/or forecast planning and 
operational data to assist in formulating transit and/or transportation planning programs. 

1 1 . Prepares correspondence in response to public, Commission or other agency inquiries. 

12. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of various phases of urban mass transit and/or 
transportation planning; data sources for transit/transportation research; statistical and research 
methods; rafting, mapping and information dissemination techniques. 

Ability to: communicate clearly and write technical reports; deal tactfully and effectively with the 
general public, governmental officials, professional and technical persons and other employees. 

Training and Experience Guidelines: 

Training and Experience: " 

Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, 
Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; OR 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in 
transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND two (2) years of transit 
planning and/or transportation planning experience. 

Substitution: 



Additional post-graduate education may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis 
(30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience). 

ADOPTED: 4/19/73 

AMENDED: 12/16/99 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined 
in the most recent job analysis conducted for this class. 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

JOB CODE TITLE: Transit Planner III JOB CODE: 5289 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition: 

Under general supervision, the 5289 Transit Planner III performs urban mass transit and/or 
transportation planning work. The essential functions of this job include: designing, analyzing and 
evaluating reports of transportation-related data for various urban mass transit planning or 
transportation planning projects and grant requests; evaluating the technical aspects of transportation 
projects; developing, interpreting, coordinating, carrying out and monitoring urban transit or 
transportation policy and planning work, including completion of complex written documents and 
reports; supervising the design and preparation of models, maps, charts and other graphic materials to 
illustrate plans and or reports; developing and evaluating proposals for planning and coordinating the 
implementation of transit route and service changes; preparing plans and projections of future transit, 
transportation, economic or demographic conditions and trends; investigating and reviewing federal 
and state legislation and regulations for potential impact on transit/transportation plans and programs; 
preparing budgets, schedules and contracts for major projects; making presentations to the community, 
businesses, airport tenants and/or transportation agencies to explain transit planning and transportation 
planning policies, procedures, regulations, programs and projects; and preparing and reviewing 
correspondence in response to public, Commission and/or other agency inquires. Some positions may 
require possession of a valid driver license. 

Distinguishing Features : This job code is distinguished from the 5290 Transit Planner IV, in that the 
latter functions with more independence and increased responsibility. 

Supervision Exercised: May provide supervision to subordinate staff, or assume responsibility for 
coordinating a project. 

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1 . Designs, conducts, analyzes and evaluates reports and plans for technical, social, economic and 
physical data for various urban mass transit or transportation planning projects and grant requests. 

2. Analyzes data to prepare plans and projections of future conditions and trends concerning public 
transit activities. 

3. Supervises and/or coordinates transportation projects by coordinating the efforts of a group of 
subordinates or peers toward completion of various phases of work in transit or transportation 
planning. 

4. Evaluates technical aspects of transit or transportation projects involving various transit modes; 
i.e., light rail, trolley coach, motor coach and cable car; auto traffic, and pedestrian/bicycle. 

5. Makes presentations to community, business, airport tenants or transportation agencies to explain 
and develop transportation agencies, transportation planning or projects and coordinate with other 
peer working groups and public agencies. May represent department at the Board of Supervisors 
or various City Commissions. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 2 8 1999 
SAN FRANCISCO 



JOB CODE TITLE: TRANSIT PLANNER III JOB CODE: 5289 

Business Unit: COMMN 

6. Designs, prepares and/or directs the preparation of visual materials, signage information panel 
displays including graphs, charts, maps and models to illustrate presentations of transit or 
transportation projects; develops databases for tenant related transportation statistics; develops 
concepts and orders signage within terminals and information display panels and informational 
brochures. 

7. Reviews and interprets legislation , codes and regulations, and applies transportation and other 
planning legislation to the development and implementation of transit and transportation projects. 

8. Evaluates technical aspects of transportation projects at the Airport involving various modes; i.e. 
ferry service, automated guideway transit and the Ground Transportation Center. 

9. Designs and implements transit route and service changes for transportation schedules. 

10. Performs other duties as assigned. 



Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of various phases of urban mass transit and/or 
transportation planning; statistical and research methods; data sources for transit/transportation 
research; transportation information presentation techniques and Environment Impact Analysis. 

Ability to: coordinate and supervise projects; analyze and solve problems; communicate clearly; write 
technical reports; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental officials, 
professional and technical persons and other employees; and use basic computer applications. 



Training and Experience Guidelines: 

Training and Experience: 

Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, 
Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field AND two (2) years of 
transit planning and/or transportation experience; OR 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in 
transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND four (4) years of transit 
planning and/or transportation planning experience. 

Substitution: 



Additional post-graduate education may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis 
(30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience). 

ADOPTED: 4/19/73 
AMENDED: 12/16/99 

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities 
defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this class. 



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JOB CODE TITLE: TRANSIT PLANNER IV JOB CODE: 5290 

Business Unit: COMMN 

Definition : 

Under general administrative supervision the Transit Planner IV performs work in urban mass transit 
and/or transportation planning and manages or supervises a major transit or transportation planning 
study or project. The essential functions of this job include: analyzing and evaluating transportation 
related data; preparing and/or supervising the preparation of reports on more complex and difficult 
planning issues; developing, interpreting, coordinating, carrying out and monitoring urban transit or 
transportation policy and planning work, including completion of complex written documents and 
reports; supervising the design and preparation of models, maps, charts and other graphic materials to 
illustrate plans and or reports; developing and evaluating proposals for planning and coordinating the 
implementation of transit route and service changes; preparing plans and projections of future transit, 
transportation, economic or demographic conditions and trends; investigating and reviewing federal 
and state legislation and regulations for potential impact on transit/transportation plans and programs; 
preparing budgets, schedules and contracts for major projects; representing the department in public 
meetings, governmental/regulatory agency hearings, peer working groups, Board of Supervisors and 
Commission meetings to explain transit planning and transportation planning policies, procedures, 
regulations, programs and projects and preparing and reviewing correspondence in response to public, 
Commission and/or other agency inquires. Some positions may require possession of a valid driver 
ii license. 



i), 



Distinguishing Features : The 5290 Transit Planner IV is the highest level in the Transit Planner 
series. It is distinguished from the next lower level in that its assignments are of greater and more 
complex nature and functions with more independence and increased responsibility. 



Supervision Exercised : May provide supervision to subordinate staff, or assume responsibility for 
coordinating projects. 



Examples of Important and Essential Duties : 

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the 
range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Coordinates and/or supervises the work of a group of subordinates or peers on major projects in 
various phases of transit or transportation planning. 

2. Supervises the design and preparation of models, maps, charts, drawings, publications, signage, 
displays and other graphic materials to illustrate plans and reports or disseminate information. 

3. Analyzes and evaluates social, economic and physical data and prepares reports on the more 
complex and difficult planning issues; may prepare grant requests, analyze applications for new 
services or develop project justifications. 
Prepares plans and projections of future transit or transportation conditions and trends. 



JOB CODE TITLE: TRANSIT PLANNER IV JOB CODE: 5290 

Business Unit: COMMN 

5. Investigates and reviews federal and state legislation and regulations for potential impact on 
transit/transportation plans and makes recommendations for the review process. 

6. Prepares and manages requests for proposals, budgets, schedules and contracts for major transit or 
transportation planning projects, or for airport operational contracts. 

7. Represents the department in public meetings and governmental/regulatory agency hearings and 
peer working groups to explain planning policies, programs and projects. 

8. Prepares and reviews draft legislation reports for City Commission and/or Board of Supervisors 

9. Applies and/or oversees computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate and/or forecast 
planning and operational data to assist in formulating transit and/or transportation planning 
programs. 

10. Prepares and reviews correspondence in response to public, Commission or other agency inquiries. 

1 1 . Peforms other duties as assigned. 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications : 

Knowledge of : the principles, practices and techniques of various phases of urban mass transit and/or 
transportation planning; statistical and research methods; data sources for transit/transportation 
research; transportation information presentation techniques and Environment Impact Analysis. 

Ability to : coordinate and supervise projects; analyze and solve problems; communicate clearly; write 
technical reports; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental officials, 
professional and technical persons and other employees; and use basic computer applications. 

Training and Experience Guidelines: 

Training and Experience: 

Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, 
Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; AND four (4) years 
of transit planning and/or transportation experience, OR 

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in 
transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND six (6) years of transit 
planning and/or transportation planning experience. 

Substitution: 

Additional post-graduate education may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis 
(30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience). 

ADOPTED: 4/19/73 
AMENDED: 12/16/99 

Reason for Amendment : 

To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job 
analysis conducted for this class. 



(NEW CLASS) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: CITY PLANNING PERMIT ANALYST CODE: 5291 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general supervision, performs difficult technical planning work in 
checking and reviewing proposed plans and specifications for private minor and major 
building construction or alteration; determines compliance with City Planning Code 
provisions; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: Explaining and interpreting existing Planning 
Code regulations; making regular contacts with architects, engineers, building 
contractors, and other City departments and agencies in plan checking matters; pre- 
paring, reviewing, correcting, and revising building plan proposals, and submitting 
thereon; supervising other Planning Department staff assigned to permit review 
duties. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Checks proposed plans and specifications for compliance with City Planning 
Code concerning com-olex and detailed major structures, single and multiple dwellings) 
small apartments, and small industrial and commercial structures. 

2. Meets and confers with architects, engineers, building contractors, and 
developers and other City agencies to discusss compliance with the Planning Code; 
explains Code provisions and indicates needed changes in plans and specifications 
in order that they may conform to the Code. 

3. Determines the need for variances, reclassifications or conditional use 
approvals; recommends such action as may be appropriate in specific cases. 

4.. Reviews proposed revisions to the Planning Code; makes detailed studies 
and reports on correspondence on permit checking matters. 

5. Supervises subordinate personnel involved with permit application review 
and analysis. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or uni- 
versity, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires three years of experience in a phase of building design or inspection 
of major building construction projects, including two years of plan checking of 
major or minor structures; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires a good knowledge of: City Planning 
Code and ability to relate Code requirements to Master Plan objectives and policies; 
related codes, laws and ordinances; building construction methods. Requires con- 
siderable knowledge of building design. 

Requires ability to: Read, understand, interpret, and explain building plans 
and specifications; deal courteously and effectively with professional engineers, 
architects and building contractors, developers; and apply knowledge of the various 
codes to effective plan checking. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : 5292 Planner III (Zoning) 

- From: 5290 Planner II (Zoning) 



ADOPTED: May 18, 1970 



(RETITLES: £292 ASSOCIATE CITY PLANNER (ZONING)) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SISVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: PLANNER III (ZONING) CODE: 5292 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs difficult and responsible technical plan- 
ning and investigating work in administering and enforcing the city 
planning code; explains and interprets zoning laws and the planning 
code; and performs related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: assisting in developing, carrying 
out and interpreting city planning and zoning policies and procedures; 
making continuing personal contacts with the general public, represent- 
atives of outside interests and groups, and others, in connection with 
explaining and interpreting the planning code, ordinances, policies, laws, 
rules and regulations relating to city planning activities; preparing, 
reviewing and maintaining important technical, zoning and other land use 
records and reports, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1„ Investigates conditions pertaining to variances, zoning 
amendments, conditional use applications and use complaints; reviews 
building and other permit applications; makes difficult record searches 
and investigations pertaining to zoning, 

2, Explains and interprets provisions of the planning code relating 
to regulating land use program and comprehensive zoning classifications, 

3, Makes difficult zoning case studies; prepares reports and makes 
recommendations to the zoning administrator as a result of such studies; 
advises property owners concerning zoning ordinances and requirements 
for compliance with same, 

k. Makes difficult and complex field investigations; measures and 
sketches buildings and improvements in an area showing distances from 
lot lines, height, volume, area and use of property; supervises the 
correction of zoning use map and zoning block books and interprets and 
prepares data for maps and exhibits, 

5. May process building permits, zoning applications and other city 
planning material; prepares and posts official public zoning notices, 

6. Assists in the preparation of court cases concerning violations 
of the planning code by gathering and presenting facts and evidence and 
may appear as a witness during court procedures, 

7. May supervise subordinate city planning, zoning, and other 
personnel in the performance of zoning work. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires four years of experience in responsible city planning, zoning 
or related investigative work; or an equivalent combination of training 
and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge 
of: principles and practices of city planning and zoning administration; 
state laws and local ordinances governing and relating to city planning 
and zoning; the principles and techniques used in preparing maps, property 



CLASS TITLE? PLANNER III (ZONING) - continued CODE; 5292 



descriptions and exhibits; legal principles of zoning laws and court 
decisions involving zoning; statistical techniques and methods. 

Requires considerable ability to: participate in the holding of 
public hearings involving complex and difficult zoning problems; direct 
zoning investigations and prepare difficult technical reports thereon; 
plan, organize and supervise work of subordinate employees; speak and 
write effectively and deal tactfully and effectively with the general 
public, government officials , professional and technical persons and 
employees. 



PROMOTIVE LINES; 

To: Planner IV (Zoning) 
From : Planner II (Zoning) 



AMENDED: March 25, 1968 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER IV CODE: 5293 

DEFINITION: 

Under general direction, plans, administers and directs the activities of a planning group, and/or oversees a 
major study, and/or supervises a project group engaged in professional city planning work. The Planner IV 
develops, implements and enforces city planning policies and procedures; gathers, analyzes and interprets 
planning data and prepares recommendations; prepares difficult and complex technical reports; represents 
the department in public meetings; acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems relating to planning; 
and performs related duties as required. Positions at the Port, Recreation & Park, and other specialized 
departments may perform department specific planning duties. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES : 

The Planner IV is distinguished from the Planner III by the increased level of difficulty in the scope of 
work, supervision and management responsibilities and in its responsibility for assisting Planner V's with 
the operation of a planning division. The Planner IV is distinguished from the Planner V in that the Planner 
V has increased responsibility in scope of work, management, dealing with outside agencies and 
coordinating department activities. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : 

The Planner IV supervises and manages the activities of subordinate Planner classes as well as 
administrative and technical support positions. 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 



According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the duties 
assigned to these classes and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

1. Plans and directs professional, technical and supervisory personnel as a group leader or as head of a 
major planning project study; edits reports, texts and studies compiled by staff members and/or 
consultants engaged in various segments of a total project or division. 

2. Designs, studies, compiles, analyzes, evaluates and prepares reports on the more complex and difficult 
technical, social, economic and physical data for various city planning projects, including zoning case 
studies, capital improvement programs, urban renewal, general planning and metropolitan problems in 
general. Collects, tabulates, correlates and presents difficult statistical data involved in preparation of 
the general plan, capital improvement program and related city planning reports. 

3. Supervises the preparation and design of the more difficult maps, charts, models, sketches and other 
graphic presentations to illustrate various land use and special city planning studies; investigates, 
recommends and prepares changes for the city planning code and other planning legislation. 

4. Reviews referrals regarding the sale, purchase and subdivision of land, and vacation of streets; reviews 
and analyzes subdivision applications, redevelopment and urban renewal proposals and plans with 
regard to city planning standards, federal, state and local laws and for probable effects on the 
surrounding neighborhoods and the general plan. 



5. Addresses community, business and other groups to explain planning programs and problems and 
promote good public relations for the planning department; may represent the planning department at 
the board of supervisors committee meetings, other government agencies, commissions or boards. 

6. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through training and effective use of 
employee development programs and periodic performance evaluations of subordinate staff. 

7. Other duties as assigned. 



JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city planning; 
federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they relate to city planning; methods and sources of data 
relating to city and metropolitan form and growth. 

Ability to: Coordinate and monitor projects and the activities of groups of subordinate employees; plan and 
direct the work of subordinate staff; communicate with staff and representatives of business and public 
interest groups, organizations, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and 
regulations. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: 



Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities 
may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be: 

• Training: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 

• Experience: Six years of experience in city, urban, and/or regional planning, and zoning or related 
investigative work with at least two years of experience at the supervisory level. Some positions may 
require additional specialized experience, such as waterfront or recreation and park planning experience. 

Effective: 4/17/98 

Note: I. Class number 5293 was previously used by the Planner Ill-Transportation class. That classification was abolished March 24, 1998 
and the number was reused for the new (consolidated) Planner IV classification. 

2. Class 5293 Planner IV was created to consolidate previously existing specialty classes 5294 Planner IV-Zoning, 5282 Planner IV- 
General, and 5296 Planner IV-Urban Systems Analyst. 



(RETITIES: 529U SENIOR CITY PIANNER (ZONING)) 

SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: PIANNER IV (ZONING) C0DE: 539^ 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, performs the more difficult and complex 
technical planning and investigating work in administering and enforcing 
the city planning code; explains and interprets zoning laws and the 
planning code; prepares difficult and complex zoning reports; and per- 
forms related duties as required. 

Requires responsibility for: assisting in developing, carrying out 
and interpreting city planning and zoning policies and procedures; making 
personal contacts with the general public, representatives of outside 
interests, groups and others in connection with explaining and interpreting 
the planning code, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations relating 
to city planning activities; requires overall supervisory responsibility 
for the preparation and maintenance of important professional and technical 
records and reports relating to zoning and related land use activities. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Investigates the more complex and difficult conditions pertain- 
ing to variances, zoning amendments, conditional use applications and 
use complaints; reviews difficult building and other permit applications; 
supervises record searches and investigations pertaining to zoning. 

2. Explains and interprets difficult provisions of the planning 
code relating to regulating land use programs and comprehensive zoning 
classifications to subordinates and to the public. 

3. Makes complex and difficult zoning case studies; prepares re- 
ports and makes recommendations to the zoning administrator as a result 
of such studies; advises property owners concerning zoning ordinances and 
requirements for compliance with same. 

*+. Makes difficult and complex field investigations; measures and 
sketches buildings and improvements in an area showing distances from 
lot lines, height, volume, area and the use of property; supervises the 
correction of zoning use map and zoning block books; interprets and 
prepares data for maps and exhibits. 

5. Supervises the processing of building permits, zoning appli- 
cations and other city planning matters. 

6. Prepares court cases concerning violations of the planning 
code; gathers and presents facts and other evidence; may appear as a 
witness during court proceedings. 

7. Supervises subordinate city planning, zoning, and other 
personnel in the performance of zoning work. 

8. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through 
training and effective use of employee development program.. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires complerion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in city 
planning, zoning or related investigative work, including two years of 
supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience. 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER IV '(ZONING) - continued CODE: 529^ 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires- comprehensive knowledge 
of: practices and principles of city planning and zoning administration; 
federal and state laws and local ordinances governing and relating to 
city planning and zoning; principles and techniques used in preparing 
maps, property descriptions and exhibits; legal principles of zoning laws 
and court decisions involving zoning; statistical techniques and methods. 

Requires considerable ability to: participate in the holding of 
public hearings involving difficult zoning problems; direct difficult 
and complex zoning investigations and prepare difficult technical 
reports; plan, organize and supervise work of subordinate employees; 
speak and write effectively and deal tactfully and effectively <with 
the general public , governmental officials , professional and techni- 
cal persons and employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Assistant Zoning Administrator 

From : Planner III (Zoning) 



AMENDED: March 25, 1968 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

(new class) DOCUMENTS 

CLASS TITLE: SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANNER '°R % '"' ' CODES 5295 

SAN FRANCISCO 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: ' ' " UWWRY 

Under general administrative direction, prepares long-range school facility plans; 
updates facility plans based on new developments and trends in population and edu- 
cational programs; develops long-range facility master plan to provide for the needs 
of the District; maintains inventory of School iDistrict facilities; and performs 
related duties as required,, 

Requires responsibility for: Planning, coordinating and developing policy, methods 
and procedures relative to long-range school facility master plans and maintaining 
schedules for building programs and assists in the development of financial plans 
to support facility programs; preparation and maintenance of records of construc- 
tion costs and trends and cost estimates for planning programs. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

The School Facilities Planner develops master plans for the entire District based 
on education and space requirements determined by the School Facilities Needs 
Analyst,, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Prepares long-range facility plans; updates long-range facility plans based 
on new developments and trends in population and educational programs; develops 
long- and short-range facility planning and rehabilitation programs, 

2. Identifies the need for additional school facilities for various locations 
throughout the District; establishes priorities for various building projects; pre- 
pares and maintains schedules for long- and short-range building programs. 

3. Evaluates building design standards; keeps current on new developments in 
School District long-range facility planning techniques; directs the scheduling of 
capital improvements. 

4 Identifies the need for the purchase of additional land and coordinates 
site selection activities to meet long-range facility planning needs. 

5. Maintains inventory of School District facilities; develops financial plans 
for building programs; maintains up-to-date information on construction costs and 
trends,, 

6. Prepares block layouts showing space requirements and relationships for in- 
dividual building projects within the overall facilities plan. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires graduation from college with a baccalaureate 
degree in architecture or engineering with at least five years progressively re- 
sponsible experience in developing long- and short-range school facility plans. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of long-range 
school facility planning techniques; school facilities plans as related to methods 
and techniques of construction, traffic flow, economy of maintenance, provision for 
growth, and adaptability to multiple functional uses. 

Requires ability to: Deal effectively with school administrators and teachers, 
school architects, community groups and other departmental personnel; preparation 
and development of long-range school facility plans; coordinate facility plans with 
educational programs. 



CLASS TITLE: SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANNER CODE: 5295 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : No normal line of promotion 
From: Original entrance examination 

ADOPTED: 3/15/71 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 
CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CODS: 5296 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general administrative direction, serves as cheif assistant to 
the zoning administrator; represents the zoning division in public or 
official determinations; coordinates and supervises the work of subordinate 
and acts as their technical aivisor on all studies and problems relating 
to zoning; advises and assists the zoning administrator and the director 
of planning in the formulation and development of matters relating to the 
planning code and related land use problems; and performs related duties 
as required. 

Requires major responsibility for: advising and assisting in origi- 
nating, directing, developing, interpreting and coordinating the city plan- 
ning code; making continuing responsible contacts involving difficult 
negotiations, presentation and interpretation of the city planning code 
and problems of a professional and technical nature with administrative 
officials, representative groups and the general public; assisting in 
directing the preparation and maintenance of records and reports affecting 
the administration of the city planning code; reviewing highly specialized 
and technical records and drawing conclusions upon which administrative 
decisions may be based, 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

la Coordinates and supervises the work of the zoning division; acts 
as zoning administrator in his absence. 

2a Acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems relating 
to zoning; reviews highly specialized and technical zoning records; draws 
conclusions upon which administrative decisions on zoning, conditional 
uses and variances may be based and legislative recommendations founded. 

3a Appears on more complex and difficult cases before the board of 
permit appeals, district attorney, municipal and superior courts relating 
to interpretation of the planning code. 

k. Explains and interprets difficult provisions of the planning code 
relating to regulating land use programs and comprehensive zoning 
classifications to subordinates and to the public. 

5. Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates 
through training and effective use of employee development program. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college 
or university, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires eight years of progressively responsible experience in city 
planning and zoning, including three years of responsible supervisory 
experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Req lires a comprehensive knowledge 
of: practices and principles of city planning, zoning administration, 
and related code enforcement; federal, state and local laws and 
ordinances governing and relating to city planning; legal principles of 
zoning laws and court decisions involving zoning; principles and techniques 
used in preparing maps, property descriptions and exhibits; statistical 
methods and techniques. 



CLASS TITLE: ASSISTANT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR CODE: 5296 

(continued) 

Requires considerable ability to: conduct public hearings involving 
complex and difficult zoning problems; direct the more complex and difficult 
zoning investigations; plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate 
employees; design, analyze, write and edit research studies and survey 
reports; deal courteously and effectively with the press, the general 
public, government officials, professional and technical persons and 
employees; coordinate activities of the zoning division with other city 
planning activities and other city departments and government agencies,, 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

To : Zoning Administrator 

From: Senior City Planner (Zoning) 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: PLANNER I II -ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CODE: 5298 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under direction, performs difficult and responsible environmental review work, 
participating in all phases of environmental review including analysis of environ- 
mental impacts and mitigation measures; coordinates difficult environmental review 
cases; performs complex initial environmental studies; provides information to the 
public on environmental review procedures; and performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This is the fully trained level in the environmental review planning speciality. 
Incumbents coordinate difficult and complex environmental review projects, partici- 
pate in all aspects of environmental review and may supervise employees in subordinate 
classifications . The Environmental Review series is distinguished from classes in 
the general Planner series in that the former describes positions which are responsible 
for analysis and evaluation of projects for environmental impact while the latter 
describe positions which analyze and prepare data for a variety of city planning pro- 
jects including urban renewal, zoning, master planning and other land use problems. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Performs difficult environmental impact evaluations of projects including 
review of technical portions of Environmental Impact Reports involving mathematical 
modeling, surveys, analyses, and forecasts as applied to a range of environmental 
matters such as air polution, water, energy, waste and endangered species. 

2. Reviews Environmental Impact Reports for compliance with Federal, State and 
local laws and regulations; supervises other staff members in the preparation of 
negative declarations and various categorical exemption reports. 

3. Coordinates environmental impact reviews for major public and private pro- 
jects, including preliminary conferences, consultations with consulting specialists 
and submission of reports to the City Planning Commission. 

4. Interprets and explains legal, technical and procedural aspects of environ- 
mental review to the public; prepares technical reports and correspondence. 

5. Supervises subordinate survey, clerical and office personnel in the prepara- 
tion of various environmental impact documents. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four-year college or univer- 
sity, with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires four years of progressively responsible experience in general planning 
or zoning in an environmental analysis context; or experience in environmental science 
or environmental law, including technical review of environmental impact reports and 
related technical decumentation . Post graduate work in planning, architecture, en- 
gineering, environmental science, physical science and related fields of science or 
law is desirable; advanced degrees in the aforementioned fields may be substituted 
for up to two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of training and 
experience . 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER II I -ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CODE: 5298 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires knowledge of the principles and 
practices of environmental analysis; methods and data sources for environmental in- 
vestigations; and accepted practices in implementation of environmental law. 

Requires ability to carry out assigned tasks decisively and accurately; to work 
effectively in a department team framework; to exercise judgment in the critical 
analysis of the work of a wide variety of specialized environmental consultants; pre- 
pare concise reports; maintain organized records; supervise the work of subordinate 
employees; and deal tactfully with the public, governmental officials, professional 
and technical persons, and other City employees. 

PROMOTIVE LINES: 

ADOPTED: 3-3-80 

NEW CLASS 



SAN FRANCISCO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

CLASS TITLE: PLANNER IV-ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CODE: 5299 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: 

Under general direction, assists in planning and directing the activities of the 
Office of Environmental Review; gathers, analyzes and interprets environmental data; 
prepares and reviews difficult and complex environmental evaluations and reports ; and 
performs related duties as required. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 

This is a single position class which functions as assistant to the Environmental 
Review Officer of the Department of City Planning. The position is responsible for 
supervising office staff in the preparation and review of Environmental Impact Reports 
and for coordinating preparation of environmental evaluations on major, controversial 
projects to insure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the San 
Francisco Administrative Code and other governmental regulations and guidelines. This 
single position class is distinguished from the next lower class of Planner Ill- 
Environmental Review in that it has line supervisory responsibility for the entire 
office staff and acts for the Environmental Review Officer in that individual's absence. 
The Environmental Review series is distinguished from the general Planner series in that 
the former describes positions which are responsible for analysis and evaluation of 
projects for environmental impact while the latter describe positions which analyze and 
prepare data for a variety of city planning projects including urban renewal, zoning, 
master planning and other land use problems . 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

1. Supervises professional personnel engaged in environmental review work; reviews 
complex environmental impact reports prepared by staff and consultants. 

2. Compiles and analyzes technical environmental data for major City projects and 
difficult private projects; prepares and presents reports relating to environmental 
effects . 

3. Reviews and evaluates proposed environmental legislation; prepares recommenda- 
tions for modification of City environmental procedures to conform with State and 
Federal laws and regulations. 

4 . Makes environmental evaluations of projects to insure compliance with legal 
requirements in such areas as air polution, water, energy, waste and endangered species. 

5. Interprets environmental laws and requirements for department personnel, the 
Planning Commission, project developers and consultants; addresses government, 
community, business and other groups to explain environmental review requirements and 
procedures . 

6. Acts for the Environmental Review Officer at meetings with other agencies, 
project sponsors, departmental staff and in other activities as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Training and Experience : Requires completion of a four year college or univ. • 
with a baccalaureate degree. 

Requires five years of progressively responsible experience In the areas of plann- 
ing, environmental review, or environmental law, of which at least U years must bo in 
environmental review or environmental law, including management and scheduling experience; 
advanced degrees in related fields of planning, science or law mav he substituted for up 
to two years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience . 



CLASS TITLE: PLANNER IV-ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CODE: 5299 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Cont.) 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Requires considerable knowledge of the principles 
and practices of environmental law and its implementation , of techniques of researching 
environmental and planning issues, and experience in liaison with other agencies, project 
management and dealing with the public. 

Requires considerable ability to collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to 
environmental impacts of proposed projects, to speak effectively and deal tactfully with 
the general public, governmental officials, professional and technical persons and 
employees; to write clear and concise technical documents; to develop procedures and 
supervise the work of other employees . 

ADOPTED: 3-3-80 

NEW CLASS 



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MAM* 

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